Pastime Stories

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Harper & brothers, 1894 - Literary Collections - 220 pages
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Page 126 - I was scarcely able to believe ray own senses. I arose immediately, and, with some heat, moved to set the verdict aside on the ground that it was contrary to the evidence.
Page 21 - I would jes like you to let her go home for a leetle while 'fo' yo' sen' her up, I jes would like dat. She got a right new baby dyah squealin' for her dis minute, an' I mighty feared hit gwine to die widout her, an' dat '11 be right hard 'pon Jinny.
Page 96 - You knows de way now to de spring an' de wood-pile an' de mill, an' when you gits a little bigger I 's gwine to show you de way to de hoe-handle an' de cawn-furrer, an' dat 's all de geog'aphy a nigger 's got to know." He dug on. SHE HAD ON HER GERANIUM LEAVES WHEN Buck left...

About the author (1894)

Thomas Nelson Page was born on April 23, 1853 at Oakland, the family plantation in Hanover County, Virginia. He attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee) but left before he completed his degree. He later attended the University of Pennsylvania as a law student for a year and eventually received his law degree from the University of Virginia. He became a lawyer, a practice he eventually gave up to become a writer. In 1913, he was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson as Ambassador to Italy where he served six years. The primary setting for his works was his home state, Virginia. His titles include "In Ole Virginia," "Old South," "Red Riders," "Negro, the Southerners" and "Social Life in Virginia." He died on November 1, 1922 in Virginia.

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