t's powerful hot in dat store. Lemme run fetch 'em out to you.
LIGE: (To LINDSAY) Run! Joe Lindsay, you ain't been able to run since de big bell rung. Look at dat gray beard.
LINDSAY: Thank God, I ain't gray all over. I'm just as good a man right now as any of you young 'uns. (He hurries on into the store.)
WALTER: Daisy, where's yo' two body guards? It don't look natural to see you thout nary one of 'em.
DAISY: (Archly) I ain't got no body guards. I don't know what you talkin' about.
LIGE: Aw, don' try to come dat over us, Daisy. You know who we talkin' 'bout all right ... but if you want me to come out flat footed ... where's Jim and Dave?
DAISY: Ain't they playin' somewhere for de white folks?
LIGE: (To WALTER) Will you listen at dis gal, Walter? (To DAISY) When I ain't been long seen you and Dave going down to de Lake.
DAISY: (Frightened) Don't y'all run tell mama where I been.
WALTER: Well, you tell us which one you laks de best and
This is the first act and the first scene of the second act of a three-act play. Project Gutenberg has the same text. I have not been able to find the full text on-line.
Written in the 1930s by Langston Hughes and Zora Hurston (she claimed she wrote it all,) two leaders of the Harlem Renaissance, it was intended to be a comedy of black life that had real people as characters--not minstrel show buffoons.
Set in an all-black town in Florida, it deals with an assault (using a mule's leg bone) of one friend on another because of their rivalry over a girl.
The characters are real, the humor is broad, and the whole play is written in dialect. Some of the sayings and references are obscure today.
That being said, it's a bit dull; more of a curiosity than an entertainment.
Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more
2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER
"Heroism and... Read more
VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more
There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more
Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more
"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more
12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more
Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more
See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.
The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.
See more popular titles from this genre.