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"[...]my religion, I'll be damned if I-God forgive me for swearing-and you, my dear-" Sometimes these theological discussions had been known to end by Delilah's flying out of the room, with the general's boot-jack whizzing after her. At Mrs. Temple's appearance, though, the emeute would be instantly quelled. Delilah was also actively at war with Dr. Wortley, as the black mammies and the doctors invariably were, and during the visits of the doctor, who was a peppery little man, it was no infrequent thing to hear his shrill falsetto, the general's loud basso, and Delilah's emphatic treble all combined in an angry three-cornered discussion carried on at the top of their lungs. Like mistress, like maid. As Mrs. Temple ruled the general, Delilah ruled Simon Peter, her husband, who since the war was butler, coachman, gardener, [...]."
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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507531001
  • 9781507531006