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Speech marks, confusing myself
After Nena's thread about dots, thought I'd have another trawl through my punctuation (always slightly insecure about it). I'm not certain about reported speech within direct speech. This is a character reporting a conversation with another character. I've just amended it. Are the speech marks correct like this?
'I told him Id been out trapping but had no luck. Its overhunted down here, I said, Ill head up and join the big trappers next time. Is that where you been, taking supplies up to the trappers? Yes, he says. It must take a lot of skill driving a cart on those narrow mountain roads, I says. I bet a cart couldnt get any further than the trappers camp. "Oh, I been up past the tree-line, he tells me. Never, says I. Ive raced avalanches on tracks where theres no more than a hands width between my wheels and long miles of crystal air, says he.'