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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...git 'lected 'cause he's shooken de hand uv ev'y farmer in de distric', an' slobbered over ev'y kid. But--he still talks it." "Hm," grunted Dan. He might have meant a hundred things by it; if his slow brain could have counted them, he would have found that he did. "I wuz talkin' wid him yestiddy," continued the well-dressed drone, concealing his pride in the simple fact. " 'How far do you niggers want?' he axed me. 'Equality?' " There was a sudden glitter in his eyes at the word. ' Each hearer felt his muscles tighten, his heart quickstep. Louis looked guiltily around; no one was in ear's-length. "Whaddid you tell 'im?" asked Dan, in casual tones, to hide his share of the agitation. "W'ut could I tell 'im? I sez, no; I sez, us don' wan' no equality; I sez, all us wants is de vote." "Dat's talkin'," glowed Mose. "Yeah," repeated Daniel. "That was right. Yeah. Not... equality." "No, suh." Mose's delighted negative was an aflirmation. "We ain' lookin' fer ee-qual'ity. Not dis time; not dis time." His voice trembled as he pronounced the dread word: his eye gleamed, and his back straightened, at the Utopian shibboleth, bright with a light that never was on land or sea or sky, and never will be. "'Comin' to lodge tonight!" inquired the visitor carelessly. '(Aimin7 to'?! "Whenever we 're on day shift, we 're there," responded Louis. "I thought it was Choosday," Dan worried. "Man, you don' know one day...
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