The silent south, together with The freedman's case in equity and The convict lease system

C. Scribner's sons



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C. Scribner's sons
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Dec 31, 1899
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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...all preached to more effectively than we could have been by seven priests from one pulpit. Or, at any rate, that was my feeling; every note she uttered was melodiously kind, but every sentence was an arrow sent home. "You make me," she said, "you make me sink of se aunt of my musser, vhat she said to my musser vhen my musser iss getting married. 'Senda, ' she said, 2vonce in a vhile2--is sat right, 2 vonce in a vhile? '--so?--2 vonce in a vhile your Rudolph going to see a voman he better had married san you. Sen he going to fall a little vay--maybe a good vay--in love viss her; and sen if Rudolph iss a scoundtrel, or if you iss a fool, sare be trouble. But if Rudolph don't be a scoundtrel and you don't be a fool he vill pretty soon straight' up himself and say, One man can't ever'sing have, and mine Senda she is enough '... Sat vas my Aunt Senda." "Your mother was named for her?" "Yes, my musser, and me; I am name Senda, se same. She vas se Countess von (Something)--sat aunt of my musser. She vas a fine voman." "Still," said our joker, "you know she was only about half right in that advice." "No," she replied, putting on a drowsy tone, " I don't know; and I sink you don't know eeser." "I reckon I do," he insisted. "We're all made of inflammable stuff. Any man knows that. We couldn't, any of us, pull through life decently if we didn't let each other be each other's keeper; could we, Fontenette?" No sound from Fontenette. "Hmm " hummed the little woman, in such soft derision that only he and I heard it; and after a moment she said, "Yes, it is so. But, you know who is se only good keeper? Sat is love." "And jealousy," suggested Bulk; "the blindfold boy and the green-eyed monster." "Se creen-eyedt--no, I sink not. Chalousie have destroyed--is sat...
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