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Uncle Sam's Emancipation: Earthly Care a Heavenly Discipline, and Other Tales and Sketches

(1953)
A collection of stories by

 
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...and putting on a bold face, marched towards her, while Biddy followed with her milking-stool. Apparently, the beast saw the necessity of temporizing, for she assumed a demure expression, and Biddy sat down to milk. I stood sentry, and if the lady shook her head, I shook my stick, and thus the milking operation proceeded with tolerable serenity and success. " There!" said I, with dignity, when the frothing pail was full to the brim. " That will do, Biddy," and I dropped my stick. Dump! came madam's heel on the side of the pail, and it flew like a rocket into the air, while the milky flood showered plentifully over me, in a new broadcloth riding-coat that I had assumed for the first time that morning. " Whew!" said I, as soon as I could get my breath from this extraordinary shower-bath; "what's all this?" My wife came running toward the cow-yard, as I stood with the milk streaming from my hair, filling my eyes, and dropping from the tip of my nose! and she and Biddy performed a recitative lamentation over me in alternate strophes, like the chorus in a Greek tragedy. Such was our first morning's experience; but as we had announced our bargain with some considerable flourish of trumpets among our neighbours and friends, we concluded to hush the matter up as much as possible. " These very superior cows are apt to be cross;" said I; "we must bear with it as we do with the eccentricities of genius; besides, when she gets accustomed to us, it will be better." Madam was therefore installed into her pretty pasture-lot, and my wife contemplated with pleasure the picturesque effect of her appearance reclining on the green slope of the pasture-lot, or standing ancle-deep in the gurgling brook, or reclining under the deep shadows of the trees--she was, in...

 
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June 1953 : USA Hardback
Title: Uncle Sam's Emancipation: Earthly Care a Heavenly Discipline, and Other Tales and Sketches (The Black Heritage Library Collection)
Author(s): Harriet Beecher Stowe
ISBN: 0-8369-8719-5 / 978-0-8369-8719-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ayer Co Pub
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