A Study in Colour
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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...and on the ground a small dark form was seen lying, prone and motionless. One glance at the little yellow frock and blue pinafore warned the Missus whom it must be, even without the sight of the little painted tray, now lying crushed and broken in the dust. She started off, but the stand had many steps, and by the time she could reach the spot the little red handkerchief was dyed a yet deeper red, and the small dark face was fast turning into that ghastly grey tint that could only presage the worst. Poor little Angelina! Her eyes opened languidly as the Missus called to her, but she was past seeing and hearing. "Aunt 'Ria," she murmured, "Orinthy, Elvira, I'se " but none of them were there, and so alone among her own people she passed into that Great Unknown Land where all things are forgotten. Poor old Maria was in a terrible state when she arrived a few minutes afterwards. Orinthy wept for her little negro girl for some days, but Mrs. Thomas so undisguisedly gave her to understand it was the best thing that could have happened for the family's good, that in course of time she came to think so too. The Missus and Justina cried alike over the poor child's fate. They missed her little form and daily greeting more than they could sa. YI'he whole story created a good deal of gossip among the black people, and no one who knew the facts was very surprised when later on Mrs. Thomas found her health required a change of residence. She began to pine away, and as Aunt Maria said one evening, after a visit to her friend the Obeah man, " Folk dat do such mean tings oftentimes find dat deir duppy more 'count dan when dey 'live." Aunt 'Ria, you see, had been really...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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