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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... bed of pine-boughs upon the ground was always kept fresh by the little ones who slept with him through many a sweltering summer ...
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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... bed of pine-boughs upon the ground was always kept fresh by the little ones who slept with him through many a sweltering summer afternoon when he wearied of the warmth and limitations of his plush rocker. Here it was, by a ludicrous chance, that he lay surrounded by the other six of seven sleepers when he was roused by the census-taker, to whom he gave his memorable answer to the question as to his occupation: "I'sa family man, sir." And so it stands in the book today. If Rose Ann had not been blinded by her own devotion, she must sometimes have been a little jealous of the children's adoration of their daddy, which under pressure was even exclusive. For instance, a single fish was always "daddy's fish," the first and last blossom on the vine were his. But Rose Ann was superior to small things. Indeed, her own love was such that, when there was no one else at hand in whom to confide, she would sometimes talk to her ten-year-old daughter of her happiness. "Wait on yo' daddy good, baby," she would say, "'ca'se ef Gord was to tek him away, you would n't nuver git another lak him. Yo' ole mammy'd haf to tek up wid some po' ole laborin'-man to be stepdaddy to you-all." At which the little girl would protest that she "would n't have no other daddy," and Rose Ann would aver that there would be nothing else for her to do but to marry again, "wid all dese growin' chillen to suppo't," for she "could n't stan' her groun' at de wash-bench, day in an' day out, wid no glorification of love to consolate her heart." This evidence of her realization that, under any possible conditions, she would pretty surely have to continue breadwinner, was not without its pathos, albeit one must smile at her frank measure of herself. BUT Rose Ann was by no means lacking in...
Edward Pottbast. Acceptable/No Jacket. Light pencil marks on early pages; pages of text unmarked. Rear hinge cracked and weakening, showing web, but attached securely. Part of rear free end page torn out. Covers shelfworn and very edgeworn.
Edward Pottbast. Very Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Green cloth, decorated in dark green and gilt, lettered in gilt, with front cover pastedown illus. 1910 ptg. (dated on lower main title). Modest shelf wear, light surface rubbing to front cover and along edges of front cover illus., lightly soiled back cover. Firm binding, clean interior. [v], 132 pp., illus. w/ plates printed in brown. Stuart was a Louisiana author famous for her stories of local color after the Civil War.
Illustrated by Edward Potthast. Good with no dust jacket. Wear, rubbing and soil to covers, spine slant, name front end page, mild soiling, all illustrations checked and present, binding tight, text clean; 16mo 6"-7" tall; 132 pages.
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