A day to pick your own cotton by Michael Phillips

By Michael Phillips

Ebook 2 of Shenandoah Sisters. Mayme and Katie, from solely diversified worlds, were thrown jointly within the chaotic aftermath of the Civil struggle. simply children, they're left to outlive purely by way of their very own wits and shared reports. progressively, they're studying to understand every one other's strengths and to shore up every one other's weaknesses. Out in their efforts to easily remain alive comes a growing to be wisdom of the Lord's love and deal with them, in addition to the dim outlines of a plan to maintain Rosewood Plantation working. The publication keeps the tale all started in Angels staring at Over Me, of 2 very beautiful yet contrasting characters and their mystery challenge to supply a sanctuary for others who've been left on my own and adrift by way of a sad struggle.

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The lady took it and looked it over like a schoolmarm grading a test. “There are a lot of things here, Kathleen,” she said. ” “We talked about it, ma’am. ” Mrs. Hammond looked at the list again, then at Katie, then glanced outside her shop where the wagon sat. Her eyes narrowed a little more. ” she asked. ” “I’ve never seen her before. ” “Not when you get to know her, ma’am. ” “Well, she doesn’t look any smarter than she does comely,” huffed Mrs. Hammond, who didn’t like anyone telling her anything, especially a young girl.

Black folks had to get started learning how to improve themselves sometime, and maybe if Emma learned to read, then William could grow up reading himself, and by the time he had children of his own, they would take things like reading and writing for granted, just the same way white folks did. One day I remembered my old diary papers that I’d found under my mattress back at the McSimmons place. I thought that now I was ready to look at them again. I went and got them out of the drawer where I’d put them and sat down on the edge of the bed and started to read them.

Then the words came back into my mind from the old poem I used to hear the men singing. Pretty soon I was singing it myself as I walked toward the house. ” I smiled to myself. I sure wasn’t making any cotton or corn, and Katie wasn’t getting any money! “De raccoon totes a bushy tail, De ’possum totes no ha’r, Mr. ” But I didn’t have time for any more of the verses. Because just like we knew would happen, all of a sudden I heard a sound. I looked behind me and saw a covered wagon with painted writing on the side coming slowly, rattling along the road from the direction of town.

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