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Mam' Lyddy's Recognition

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,760 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,043
Added to site: 2007.11.17
mnybks.net#: 19074
Genre: Short Story
Excerpt

ak. Then she drew herself up.

"I know I ain' gwine to tetch it. I done made it up onct to-day. An' I ain't got no mistis."

The mammy turned on her.

"Umh'm! I thought so! I knows jest yo' kind. Well, de sooner you git out o' dis room de better for you. 'Cause if I lay my han' 'pon you I won't let you go till I'se done what yo' mammy ought to 'a' done to you ev'y day o' yo' life."

She moved toward her with so dangerous a gleam in her sharp little eyes that "Miss Johnson" deemed it safest to beat a hasty retreat, and before bedtime had disappeared from the premises entirely.

In the kitchen the old woman had been equally strenuous. She had shown the cook in one evening that she knew more about cooking than that well-satisfied person had ever dreamed any one knew. She had taught the other maid that she knew by instinct every lurking place of dirt, however skilfully hidden, and, withal, she had inspired them both with so much dread of her two-edged tongue that they were doing thei

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