By Michael Phillips
Ebook 2 of Shenandoah Sisters. Mayme and Katie, from totally diverse worlds, were thrown jointly within the chaotic aftermath of the Civil conflict. simply childrens, they're left to outlive basically via their very own wits and shared stories. progressively, they're studying to understand each one other's strengths and to shore up every one other's weaknesses. Out in their efforts to easily remain alive comes a starting 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 maintains the tale began in Angels gazing Over Me, of 2 very attractive yet contrasting characters and their mystery venture to supply a sanctuary for others who've been left on my own and adrift by way of a sad battle.
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So he tol’ his frien’s ter git rid er me. He said not ter hurt me none, but I knew dose frien’s er his wuz bad. But all dere talk din’t matter, ’cause den da master, he foun’ out anyway. Somebody musta tol’ him I was fat wiff his son’s baby. He dun flew inter a wrathy rage. Dey din’t know I wuz listn’n, but I heard ’em from da other room. ” asked Katie, her eyes getting big as she listened. ” asked Katie. “I listened real careful da next day, skeered fit ter faint,” said Emma. “I wuz in da house ’cause I wuz a house slave, an’ I heard William say dey gwine preten’ ter take me down ter da colored town ter clean up after what had happened, though all da others wuz dead by den—” My ears perked up as I listened.
But we saw no one. Eventually we came back behind the house from the opposite direction from where we’d started by the road leading to Mr. Thurston’s. “That’s one of the other fields where we take the cows,” said Katie, pointing off toward our right. “The grass is getting tall,” I said. “Doesn’t look like it’s been grazed for quite a spell. ” We got back to the house and walked around there. I wanted to see everything else I hadn’t noticed or paid attention to before. A well house sat to one side of the barn, though with the pump inside the kitchen, we only used the pump there to keep water in the troughs for the pigs and cows and horses.
Good morning, Kathleen,” said the minister, walking up to the wagon, puffing a little. ” “Well, some of the men are having a hard time of it when they come home after so long at war. ” “My daddy doesn’t drink like that,” said Katie. “I’m sure not, Kathleen, and I am glad. But there are other problems too. Men change from war and I just want your mama to be prepared. ” “Yes, sir,” said Katie, flicking the reins. Relieved again to be on our way, eventually the last of the houses disappeared out of sight behind us.
A day to pick your own cotton by Michael Phillips