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The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862

Devoted to Literature and National Policy

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1862
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,114 / 254 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 463
Added to site: 2006.11.28
mnybks.net#: 15398
Genre: Periodical
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around as if aroused from a troubled dream; 'that is for me to do!' Then he added, after a moment's pause, 'Will you help me to get them into the wagon?'

'Yes, I will, certainly.'

He made one step toward the body of the dead girl, then sinking down again on the barrel, covered his face with his hands, and cried out: 'My God! this is terrible! Did you ever see such a look as that? It will haunt me forever!'

'Come, my friend, rouse yourself--this is weakness; you are tired with the long ride and excitement of the past few days. Come, go home; I will look after them.'

'No, no! I must do it. I will be a man again;' and he rose and walked steadily to the dead bodies. 'Is there any one here to help?' he asked.

Jim was standing in the doorway, and I motioned to him to come forward. The great tears were streaming down his face, as he stepped timidly toward his master, and said: 'I'll do dis, massa, don't you trubble yerself no more.'

'It's good of you, Jim. You'll fo

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