Bayou Triste; A Story of Louisiana

Bayou Triste; A Story of Louisiana

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...of a welcome as to be peculiarly exasperating. I had told Fred only a day or two past that if one was polite one was sure to be imposed upon, and Priscilla was a constant reminder of this unhappy fact. "You looked so lonesome, Miss Mary," she said, seating herself on the grass, "dat I 'lowed I'd jine you; 'tain' good fer young folkses ter flock by deyselves; 'sides Ise in trubble, an' I wants you ter vise me." She settled her pan of peas on her knee, drew a long breath, and, without waiting to hear whether I was prepared to give my assistance, plunged into her narrative. "Deres one thing 'bout you, Miss Mary," she remarked; "youse young but you knows a lot. I reckon dat cums frum livin' in de city; and now you stays in de country you members what you knowed. I 'lows dere ain' many folkses kin git ahead of you." This delicate tribute (coming from such a source) was of course appreciated. "You do me too much honor," I murmured. "No 'm, you sarves every word of hit. Me an' Hinery wuz talkin' 'bout you de oder night, an' Hinery he up an' sez, 'Priscilla, ' sez he, 'eddication is one thing an' brains anoder, but mixin' wid folkses an' onderstannin' dere ways is bettern all; an' dats how hit is wid Miss Mary.'" I realized at once that this speech (intended to be complimentary) would not bear investigation, so I said hastily: "Well, what can I do for you?" "You kin hep me a lot, Miss Mary; hits Sally-Ann what's in trubble. Yessum, Sally ain' had no luck sence de day she wuz bornd; fus tunnin' a kittle of bilin' water over herself when she warnt no mo'n a baby, den bein' runned by a cow crossin' thru' Mrs. Dameron's parsture, an' hyar lately gwine an' gittin' kunjered by...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965949
  • 9781236965943