Robert Warren, the Texan Refugee; A Thrilling Story of the Lone Star State During the Late Civil War

Robert Warren, the Texan Refugee; A Thrilling Story of the Lone Star State During the Late Civil War

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...it, excepting the eggs, came from the weekly allowance of the hands, determined to remunerate them well for their kindness. After breakfast he learned from Sampson that they were only forty-five miles from Bolivar, though they must have ridden over seventy. They were ten miles from the Shiloh road, and about twenty from the Tennessee river. Sampson also informed him that the plantation was seldom visited, and the nearest white people were a mile off. Robert knew the negro character thoroughly, and he determined to trust this old man, who certainly must be reliable to be entrusted by his master with the care of twenty hands and two hundred acres of cotton. " Riimpson, are you a secessionist or a Union man?" ascd Robert, as he lit his pipe and stretched himself beside Games on the hearth. SAMPSON DEFINES HIS POSITION." 289 " Oh, mauss, I ain't nothin', 'cept, praise de Lor, I's a Methodist!" said Sampson, leaning against the wide chimney side, and looking earnestly at his questioner. " And a very good road the Methodists have marked out to the better land, Sampson. No corduroys or pontoons, but direct and straight." " Yes, mauss," interrupted Sampson, in a severely religious tone, "but de straight an' narrer road's filled wud truble an' loir," like great rocks, an' many ob de poor sinners gwine home to glory stumble an' fall, an' git worried an' come back; but praise de Lor1, mauss, I'll keep on a few years more, an' I'll' reach de ribber as you did, but de ferry will be dar, an' de new life, an' frien's on de odder bank, an' de Lamb who '11 take de trubbled to His bres', an' make all like a liddle chile." The conversation had taken a religious turn which Robert had not expected, but he was glad of it, for it confirmed his previous opinion of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661729
  • 9781236661722