Excerpt from Mammy 'Mongst the Wild Nations of Europe It was late last spring when my friends, Dr. Daven port Irving and his wife, (formerly Virginia Fairfax, my college room-mate) found this long-cherished wish of theirs about to be consummated. The sudden illness of Virginia's father had pre vented their honeymoon journey abroad several years before; and the advent of a baby daughter had kept the twain amply occupied since. Now baby Doris was a bouncing damsel of three, with never a day's illness in her life, thanks to her devoted black Mammy, once Virginia's abject slave, now no less that of Virginia's baby daughter. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.