Hello and happy holidays.
While reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, I came across the expression "consound it" in Huck's dialogue parts.
"Consound it, Tom Sawyer, you're just old pie, 'longside o' what I am."
"Then consound it, we've fooled away all this work for nothing."
Does anyone know what it means? I am guessing by context that it works as an interjection and it means "quit it", "give it up" or something. Thanks in advance!