"The memory of my happy, care-free childhood days on the plantation, with my little white and black companions, is often with me. Neither master nor mistress nor neighbors had time to bestow a thought upon us, for the great Civil War was raging. That great event in American history was a matter wholly outside the realm of our childish interests. Of course we heard our elders discuss the various ev...
Paperback: 68 pages
Publisher: Dodo Press (March 28, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 14089986
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I'd say this book was a valiant effort due to the author's clean and grammatically correct writing style.However,this book turned me off from the first chapter. The chapter's title, which indicated the narrative was about moments of a happy childhoo...
great struggle, but it meant nothing to us. On the plantation there were ten white children and fourteen colored children. Our days were spent roaming about from plantation to plantation, not knowing or caring what things were going on in the great world outside our little realm. Planting time and harvest time were happy days for us. How often at the harvest time the planters discovered cornstalks missing from the ends of the rows, and blamed the crows! We were called the "little fairy devils. " To the sweet potatoes and peanuts and sugar cane we also helped ourselves. "