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Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves

Georgia Narratives, Part 4

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Author: Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.)
Published: 1941
Language: English
Wordcount: 105,106 / 281 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.3
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Downloads: 942
Added to site: 2006.06.02
mnybks.net#: 13750
Origin: gutenberg.org
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he explained. Sunlight poured through gaping holes in the roof, and the coarse brown wrapping paper pasted on the walls was splattered and streaked by rain. The open door of Cordelia's bedroom revealed a wooden bed, a marble-topped bureau, and a washstand of the Victorian period. A rocker, two straight chairs, a small table, and a trunk completed the furnishings of the room and left but little space for its occupant to move about.

"I'se jus' a mite tired," Cordelia stated, "'cause I jus' got back from de courthouse whar dem welfare 'omans done gimme a sack o' flour and some other bundles what I ain't opened up yit, but I knows dey's got somepin in 'em to holp me, 'cause dem folks is sho' been mighty good to me since my rheumatiz is been so bad I couldn't wuk enough to make a livin'. De doctor, he say I got de blood presser. I don't rightly know jus' what dat is, but it looks lak somepin's a-pressin' right down in my haid 'til I feels right foolish, so I reckon he's right 'bout it a-bein de blood presse

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