Louise Clarke Pyrnelle Miss Li'l' Tweetty

ISBN 13: 9781236063229

Miss Li'l' Tweetty

 
9781236063229: Miss Li'l' Tweetty

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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...surrounded by a grove of magnolia, cedar, and flowering locust trees, they found the old woman seated in her front door. Her kindly black face wore a pleasant smile as she bade her visitors welcome and thanked them again and again for the nice things they had brought her. Foolish Joe set out two home-made chairs with cowhide bottoms for Mammy and Tweetty, while Popsy found a seat on a little home-made stool. Mammy produced a piece of blue-checked cotton cloth that she had brought to make into a shirt for Foolish Joe, and "took his measure" to cut it out by; and as soon as she had settled to work sewing on it Tweetty said, eagerly: "Aunt Nancy, can't you tell me this mornin' 'bout your savin' yo' mahstah's family f'um the Injuns?" "Now jes' lis'n at dat!" replied Aunt Nancy, chuckling. "Hit sho' do pyeah lak de whi' fo'ks ain't nub'r gwan fuhgit dat offn dey minds; but dey ain' so mighty much to tell 'bout it nohow. Yo' see, honey, to begin at de beginnin', hit 'uz des lak I gwan tell yo'. We-all had hyearn dat de Injuns wuz a-killin' an' a-sculpin' de fo'ks all 'bout uberwhah; an' ol' mahstah (Mr. Jake Tillis, he wuz my mahstah dem times) had done been got a letter some two or three weeks 'fo' dat, tellin' him futter fetch all his famberly, white an' black, to de fort, 'caze de Injuns wuz gittin' ready to fight. But mahstah nub'r pay no intention to it, 'caze we hadn' seed no signs uv Injuns, an' we wuzn' skyeert; so we-all stayed right 'long at home whah us b'long'd. Well, on dat day--I 'member hit 'uz a Chuseday--mahstah an' his son, Mahs Little Jake, an' Mahs Bill Huff (mahstah's son-in-law, 'caze he de one w'at tuck'n' ma'ied our Miss 'Liza), dey-all wuz in de cawncrib, shellin' cawn. An' me 'n' 0l'...

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