Henry Bourland; The Passing of the Cavalier

Henry Bourland; The Passing of the Cavalier

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...saw a few inhabitants in the streets, moving, when they did move, very slowly and without lifting their feet far from the ground. "One might think all these folks down here had the rheumatism," he muttered. "They shuffle along as if it were painful to use their muscles." He reached the centre of the town. On the Court House green were a number of idle citizens. He counted twentyone negroes and four white men. As he approached, he became the focal point of fifty lazily curious eyes. The stranger, after inquiry and direction, rode to the Old Dominion Hotel, and dismounted before a half-dozen pipe smokers on the veranda. He asked if he were too late for dinner. "No, sir," said the host, rising slowly from his chair. "You are just in time." He put his hand to his mouth like a trumpet and called out, " Here, you Jim!" A negro appeared to lead away the horse. "Let him eat a plenty, but don't give him any water for fifteen minutes," ordered the stranger. "Ya-as, s'r," answered the negro in a single syllable, negligent and nasal. "Have you come for the vendue, sir?" asked the proprietor. "No! I didn't know there was one," the newcomer replied. "I'm on my way to visit an old friend, a Mr. Hewitt. Do you know him?" "Oh, yes, indeed. Indeed, I do. He's the Yankee who bought Major Hilton's place. A fine estate that, in the early days; right in full view of the Hall. Mr. Hewitt is a perfectly respectable Yankee, sir. He minds his own business. I'm glad to see him enter my house." "They haven't Ku-Kluxed him, then, I judge," said the stranger, with a smile. "No, sir; he isn't that kind. Besides the Klan hasn't appeared in this...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557077
  • 9781236557070