Bronson Of The Rabble; A Novel

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byAlbert Elmer Hancock

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1909 Excerpt: ... XXXII. JACKSON IN THE FOREGROUND The wedding journey was not without some delicacies of humor. Hundreds had come from the wilderness, and their oddities of dress and manners were a source of amusement. Katharine was especially drawn to a lanky frontiersman who had ridden on horseback all the way from Tennessee. He sat at the same table in the hotel and his conversation was an overflow of naive good nature. He wore a flannel shirt under a suit of new clothes, the stiffness of which made him fidget like a man in sackcloth. "Mah lady made me go tuh the tailor's an' get somethin' spruce," he informed them. "'Spose the General should ast yuh tuh stop an' take a meal at the White House,' sez she, 'yuh'd be in an almighty mux o'misery, ah'll allow, with all them eastern folk a-sniggerin' at yuh.' Ah rared up agen it, but it warn't no y-use. But ah balked, ah did, at one o' these yere sta-ched shirts that chokes yuh win'pipe an' tousles every time yuh turn yuh haid." "I understand that you used some of the Adams fellows pretty roughly down in Tennessee," remarked George. "Yes, sir-ee!" The westerner chuckled with delight. "We-uns was all a-boastin' that oweh cyounty would go u-nanimous foh Ole Hick-o-ry, an' when we discovered that tyew varmints had voted foh the grandee an' the squire-archy, we got aftah them, ah'll allow, with shootin' irons in both hands. If they hadn't scuttled foh the brush an' laid low till owah feelin's cooled down, they'd a-floated in tah, suh, at the least reckonin'." Katharine plied him with questions. In spite of his uncouthness, he unfailingly addressed her with a deference which revealed a fine grain of sentiment. Through him she obtained her first glimpse into the domestic life of Jackson at The Hermitage. "The General kin swe-ah, he ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1909 Excerpt: ... XXXII. JACKSON IN THE FOREGROUND The wedding journey was not without some delicacies of humor. Hundreds had come from the wilder...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217731406

ISBN - 13:9780217731409

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