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Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396116-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9611-6
... Da mainland to me Jos~ph P. Bala2 Eh, howzit brah, I heard you goin mainland, eh? No, I goin to da continent. Wat? I taught you goin San Jose for visit your bradda? Dats right. Den you goin mainland brah! No, I goin to...
Published: 23 July 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8510-3
... know dat stuff ’cause see she/wa’n’t/deah. wit’ de chil’ren. (15 sec. pause) how old were the kids? ok. Like Ah was tellin’ yuh Ah thought Ah tol’ yuh Ca’uh wasn’t born Jimmy was eight months old an’ Eddie was de ol’est one/he was eight yeah old an’ Patty was six yeah...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... wuz hopin' dat you mought make some 'lowance fuh a' ign'ant young nigger, suh, en gib 'im one mo' chance." But I had hardened my heart. I had always been too easily imposed upon, and had suffered too much from this weakness. I determined to be firm as a rock in this instance. "No...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... wheelbarrow and go with us, and bring it up to the house." "Does yer reckon dat watermillun's ripe yit, sah?" said Julius. "Didn' 'pear ter me it went quite plunk enuff yistiddy fer ter be pull' befo' termorrer." "I think it is ripe enough, Julius." "Mawnin' 'ud be a better time fer ter pull...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
.... "Dat's w'at I tells dese niggers roun' heah," said Julius. "De fo'-foot ain' got no power. It has ter be de hin'-foot, suh,-de lef' hin'-foot er a grabe-ya'd rabbit, killt by a cross-eyed nigger on a da'k night in de full er de moon." "They must be very rare and valuable," I said. "Dey is...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... replied, "w'en she gits outer sight." "Ugh!" said my wife with a grimace, "you don't mean she's going to eat that great lump of clay?" "Yas'm I does; dat's jes' w'at I means-gwineter eat eve'y bit un it, an' den come back bimeby fer mo "I should think it would make them sick," she...
Published: 01 January 1993
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... anudder, but 'f I 'uz in yo' place, I wouldn' buy dis vimya'd." "Why not?" I asked. "Well, I dun no whe'r you b'lieves in cunj'in' er not,-some er de w'ite folks don't, er says dey don't,-but de truf er de matter is dat dis yer ole vimya'd is goophered." "Is what?" I asked, not grasping...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
...' on dat 01' stump, an' I wuz kind er scared fer a minute." "I don't see anything dangerous about the stump," I replied. "It seems to be a very well preserved oak stump." 195 Related Tales "Oh, no, suh," said Julius, "dat ain' no...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... appetite of any hungry Christian. "Thanky, Miss Annie," he said, after a momentary hesitation, "I dunno ez I keers ef I does tas'e a piece er dat ham, ef yer'll cut me off a slice un it." "No," said Annie, "I won't. Just sit down to the table and help yourself; eat all you want, and don't...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... anudder, but 'f I 'uz in yo' place, I wouldn' buy dis vimya'd." "Why not?" I asked. "Well, I dun no whe'r you b'lieves in cunj'in' er not,-some er de w'ite folks don't, er says dey don't,-but de truf er de matter is dat dis yer ole vimya'd is goophered." "Is what?" I asked, not grasping...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
..., at length. "I doan ha'dly 'spec' fer you ter b'lieve it. Does you 'member dat club-footed man w'at hilt de hoss fer you de yuther day w'en you was gittin' out'n de rockaway down ter Mars Archie McMillan's sto "Yes, I believe I do remember seeing a club-footed man there...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... and fell in a sort of rhythmic cadence, which, heard from where we sat, was not unpleasing, and not loud enough to prevent conversation. When the saw started on its second jour• ney through the log, Julius observed, in a lugubrious tone, and with a perceptible shudder:- "Ugh! but dat des do...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... some severity, "why is it that your people can't let chickens alone?" The old man shook his head sadly. 173 Related Tales "It's a myst'ry, suh," he answered with a sigh, "dat eV'ybody doan understan', Ef dey did, some un 'em...
Published: 01 January 1993
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... appetite of any hungry Christian. "Thanky, Miss Annie," he said, after a momentary hesitation, "I dunno ez I keers ef I does tas'e a piece er dat ham, ef yer'll cut me off a slice un it." "No," said Annie, "I won't. Just sit down to the table and help yourself; eat all you want, and don't...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
..., "I neber has. It's a cu'ous thing ter me, suh." "What's the best way to make her go?" "I 'spec's, suh, dat ef I'd tu'n her 'roun', she'd go de udder way." "But we want her to go this way." "Well, suh, I 'low ef we des set heah to' er fibe minutes, she'll sta't up by herse'f...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... down by the swamp cleared up?" The old man's countenance assumed an expression of un• wonted seriousness, and he shook his head doubtfully. "I dunno 'bout dat, suh. It mought cos' mo', en it mought cos' less, ez fuh ez money is consarned. lain' denyin' you could cl'ar up dat trac' er...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... 184 Tobe's Tribulations "Why not, Julius?" I asked. "They are excellent eating." "You listen right close, suh," he answered, "en you'll heah a pertic'ler bull-frog down yander in dat ma'sh. Listenl Dere he goes now-call in', call in', callin'! sad en mo'nful, des...
Published: 10 April 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392347-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9234-7
... bricks without straw. s chapter i. tri-nominate.∞ ‘‘wal, i ’clar, now, jes de quarest ting ob all ’bout dis matter o’ freedom is de way dat it sloshes roun’ de names ’mong us cullud folks. H’yer I lib ober on de...
Published: 09 February 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372080-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7208-0
... by Syme, “Azealia Banks on Why No One R­ eally Wants to See Her Naked.” ambo22. M Vye Zo Komande LaMenfo, Serving the Spirits: The Religion of Haitian Vodou (CreateSpace, 2012), 146. 3.2 LaMenfo, Serving the Spirits. aron24. ShBridgforth, “Dat Black Mermaid Man Lady...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396031-028
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9603-1
... always speak of getting religion as if they were going to market for it. "You better go an' get religion, dat's what you better do, fer de devil will be arter you one of dees days, and den whar will yer be?" said an elderly Sister, who was on her way to the "Revival," at St. Paul's, in Nashville...