Excerpt from The Green Book: June, '34
Back in the red hills ef Georgia there is a swimming hole that premdes the means much fun for the boys that live within a radius of five miles. Every evening during the hot summer months a group of us boy would meet down by the old mill, and wait until a wagon-load of water-melons passed by. The sleepy driver of the bungling, rattling wagon would never know when several of us would slip up behind his old rig and hook a large Juicy melon. We would then crawl behind the overflow oi the dam and feast on the delicona stolen fruit.
This part of the proceedure being completed, we would cut across a neck of woods, pass over a hill, and head down through the swamp to a point known as Rocky Ford. We would make a little detour from our course so as to pass through the canebrakes. Upon reaching the Bottoms we would enter a large sugarcane patch, and after selecting a choice stalk oi cane, would continue along the flats toward our destination, gnawing sweet juicy cane.
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