de she coon come out ob her hole mitey savage, an‘ I leg go, an‘ tumbled down to de groun‘, and like ter busted my head.
De she coon am berry savage.
De possum can't run berry fast, but de coon can run faster'n a dog. You can tote a possum, but you can't tote a coon, he scratch an‘ bite so.
The gentlemen of the South have a great fondness for jewelry, canes, cigars, and dogs.
Out of forty white men thirty-nine, at least, will have canes, and on Sunday the fortieth will have one also.
White men rarely work here.
There are, it is true, tailors, merchants, saddlers, and jewelers, but the whites never drive teams, work in the fields, or engage in what may be termed rough work.
Judging from the number of stores and present stocks, Huntsville, in the better times, does a heavier retail jewelry business than Cleveland or Columbus.
Every planter, and every wealthy or even well-to-do man, has plate.
Diamonds, rings, gold watches, chains, and bracelets are to be found in every f