Sunshine Among the Clouds; Or, the Macdonalds. a Story of Trust on Trial

Sunshine Among the Clouds; Or, the Macdonalds. a Story of Trust on Trial

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...Boss, I nebber go dat way--nebber! No Norf Star dat way. I go de way dis cane fall." Holding the stick perpendicularly a moment, he pushed it over toward Canada. Sslden laughed at this native shrewdness, but said, "You must come--trust me now--no harm shall come to you." "'Eon honah, massa?--'pon honah?" "On my honor as a preacher," said Selden. "Dy will be done, bressed Lord," said Uncle Matt, and surrendered to the student's will. On the way to the city, it came out that the man had walked from Beaufort, S. C.; hiding in the woods by day and traveling by night to reach Canada. "Uncle Matt, are you a freeman, or a slave?" asked Selden. "Bof, sah!" "How is that?" said Selden, amazed. "Massa Felton good to dis darkey--good. All de darkies on de plantation lub massa Felton; an one day he sez, 'Ole boy wants to go free?' an I sez, ' Tinks so, massa;' an he sez, 'Dar am some Ian'. You work dat s Ian', an raise cotton, an buy yerself wid de money.' 'Tank ye, massa, ' I sez; an in dat way I pays for half ob Uncle Matt." "And then you ran away?" "Cum 'way den wid de half dat 'long to dis darkey." "What did the other half do?" "'Spec dat odder half what 'long to Massa Felton come 'long too. Lub Massa Felton. Lub Uncle Matt mo, 'spec!" "Do you love the Lord?" "Lub de Lord? B.ress yer heart, Uncle Matt guv hisself to de Lord mo'n fo'ty yers ago! Preach de gospel, massa; 'bout Moses an chill'n ob Isr'el, an de bressed Jesus on de cross, dat ebbery mis'able sinnah like dis darkey mout shine in de white robes 'mong all de angels ob hebben. Hallelu!" "Preached the gospel, did you, Uncle Matt?..".show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981529
  • 9781236981523