Well, it certainly takes more effort to write Charles’ dialogue and hope that it’s consistent. 😀
Interviewer: Hello Charles.
Charles grins crookedly.
Charles: ‘ello. (wonderingly) Am I in an interview then?
Interviewer: Yes. What do you think of your new passengers?
Charles (thoughtfully): Well, ifall am’ture d’ectives bae’like Nathaniel, then I don’t think I like ‘em very much. Elaina’s nice though. Katherine’s coorious.
Interviewer: So, where is this campsite that Nathaniel asked you to take them?
Charles (relaxed and grinning): Oh, it just bae a li’el place dun the river war a lot of ‘em folks that come from ‘merica go.
Interviewer: I see. How often do you get a job that pays like this?
Charles: Well, they come an’ go. S’mtimes I get plenty of jobs. Othar times, I don’t get enough to eat.
Interviewer: Why did you think you’d seen Katherine before?
Charles: Y’know, faces r’all the same, an’ she reminded me of s’mbody.
Interviewer: What do you think an amateur detective is?
Charles: Well, I figure issabit like n’expeditioner except that maybe is a little on the crook side y’know?
Interviewer: Yes, I see. What kind of education have you gotten?
Charles: Nothin’ much y’know. My pops, he warn’t very rich, s’I just picked up whatever I could.
Interviewer: I see, what relatives do you still have living?
Charles: None of them r’still alive.