The Mule-Bone

A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts

Author: Langston Hughes
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,723 / 51 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,007
Added to site: 2006.10.03
mnybks.net#: 14868
Genre: Drama
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Excerpt

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

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