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The Octoroon

Boucicault, Dion

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ISBN 10: 0839801688 / ISBN 13: 9780839801689
Published by Literature House / Gregg Press, c.1970,, 1970
Used Condition: Very Good, Hardcover
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Literature House / Gregg Press, Ridgewood, c.1970, facsimile of ca.1910? edition, 8vo., cloth, 40pp., ex-lib.- spine label, pocket, stamps, G $. Bookseller Inventory # 78577

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Title: The Octoroon

Publisher: Literature House / Gregg Press, c.1970,

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: hardcover,

Book Condition:Very Good,

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Pete. Guess they nebber was born—dem tings! what, dem?—get away! Born here—dem darkies? What, on Terrebonne! Don't b'lieve it, Mas'r George; dem black tings never was born at all; dey swarmed one mornin' on a sassafras tree in the swamp: I cotched 'em; dey ain't no 'count. Don't b'lieve dey'll turn out niggers when dey're growed; dey'll come out sunthin else. Grace. Yes, Mas'r George, dey was born here; and old Pete is fonder on 'em dan he is of his fiddle on a Sunday. Pete. What? dem tings—dem?—getaway [makes blow at the CHILDREN.] Born here! dem darkies! What, on Terrebonne? Don't b'lieve it, Mas'r George,—no. One morning dey swarmed on a sassafras tree in de swamp, and I cotched 'em all in a sieve.—dat's how dey come on top of dis yearth—git out, you,—ya, ya! [Laughs.]

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