Two Tales Volume 4

Two Tales Volume 4

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...Dilsy had entered the room noiselessly on hare feet and stood twitching her fingers nervously. "Miss Evelyn,"' she said, her popped eyes fastened upon the tall young officer the while, "mammy say de squince preserves is wuckin'; en' Miss Evelyn, mammy say cyarn' you come en' give 'er little flour fer thick'nin'." The appearance of Theodore Caldecott in the home of his maternal ancestors had created a commotion among the former slaves of the house and the other negroes of the vicinity, of which he knew nothing. Indeed, he had bestowed upon them small attention, save when some of them came avowedly to pay their respects to him, --an attention more generally rendered when it was known that the first comer had departed with a dollar in his pocket. A few days after his arrival, Aunt Minerva, in all the majesty of a scarlet turban and seated in an ox-cart, came, as she expressed it, "to scrape her foot to de Young Mars', de Young Miss own baby-chile." She pronounced him "de very spiten' favor o' his pa, but with a look out'n his eye same es de Young Miss," declared that she herself was "po'ly but about, what with de mis'ry in her hade en' dem no-count niggers, John-de-Baptis' en' Ma'y-de-Virgin. But didn' de Young Mars' 'member dem, how one used to tote him 'roun' en' de t'other one gwine to be his body-sarvant? En' her ole man 'Zek'el--yes, fer a fac', he wuz mighty had off, what with rheumatiz en' peace o' mine 'bout religion what he cyarn' git. En' ain' de Young Mars' 'member 'Zek'el, es how he used ride him 'roun' on his back? En' cyam' de Little Miss sen' him little speck o' sugar en' little pinch o' flour?" All of which so redounded to the benefit of her pocket and larder that Aunt 'Nervy found...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236644301
  • 9781236644305