Dredtogether with Anti-Slavery Tales and Papers, and Life in Florida After the War

Dredtogether with Anti-Slavery Tales and Papers, and Life in Florida After the War

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...the head of the disorderly rabble of a plantation, with a cheating overseer, surrounded by thieving poor whites, to whom the very organization of society leaves no resource but thieving, with a never-mind husband, with land that has seen its best days, and is fast running to barrenness, and you must not too severely question her temper, if it should not be at all times in perfect subjection. In fact, Madam Gordon's cap habitually bristled with horror, and she was rarely known to sit down. Occasionally, it is true, she alighted upon a chair, but was in a moment up again, to pursue some of her household train, or shout, at the top of her lungs, some caution toward the kitchen. When Harry reined up his horse before the plantation, the gate was thrown open for him by old Pomp, a superannuated negro, who reserved this function as his peculiar sinecure. "Lord bress you, Harry, dat you? Bress you, you ought fur to see mas'r! Such a gale up to de house!" "What 's the matter, Pomp? " "Why, mas'r, he done got one of he fits! Tarin' round dar, fit to split!--stompin' up and down de 'randy, swarin' like mad! Lord, if he ain't! He done got Jake tied up, dar!--swars he 's goin' to cut him to pieces! He! he! he! Has so! Got Jake tied up dar! Ho! ho! ho! Real curus! And he 's blowin' hisself out dere mighty hard, I tell you! So, if you want to get word wid him, you can't do it till he done got through wid dis yer!" And the old man ducked his pepper-and-salt-colored head, and chuckled with a lively satisfaction. As Harry rode slowly up the avenue to. the house, he caught sight of the portly figure of its master, stamping up and down the...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236746775
  • 9781236746771