The K.K.K.

Paperback | January 4, 2012

byCharles Waller Tyler

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. A MIDNIGHT ALARM. The girl stood in the doorway and looked up at the sky and out into the dim night for some time. "Somehow, I feel lonesome to-night, Granny," she said, after a while, without turning her head. "I wonder what's the matter with me?" "Go to bed, go to bed," said the old woman, " and git up early in the mornin', and let's have breakfast betimes." The girl made no reply, but continued looking out across the little meadow in front of the house. She could discern dim outlines beyond, but no objects could be distinguished. A screech owl, from a dead tree in the wood, set up its harrowing cry. "Heigho," said the girl, after a silence of some minutes, " somehow I feel lonesome to-night." "Go to bed, go to bed," repeated the old woman. "Thar ain't but two ways to drive off a lonesome feel. One is to drap off to sleep and furgit it; t'other is to lay to and work like the mischief." "What was that Mr. Pearson said about the robbers breaking into Lipscombe's house and stealing his watch and money?" "He said they done it, that's all." "Tramps?" inquired the girl. "Niggers," answered the old woman. "I know in reason they was niggers. In these parts they is gettin' wuss and wuss. They always would take little things when nobody wa'n't lookin'. Now they break in at night, and rob, and murder, and the Lord knows what. I dunno what the country is a comin' to." "It was last Saturday night, he said." "Yes, Sadday night, Sadday night. That's the devil's own night. Low-lived folks makes out to kinder behave theyselves during the week, but let Sadday night come, and they loads up on mean whisky and plays the wild. Whisky and the devil go together, and have done so sence the world begun." "This is Saturday night, Granny." "So 'tis, so 'tis. I clean forgot. Wal, ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. A MIDNIGHT ALARM. The girl stood in the doorway and looked up at the sky and out into the dim night for some time. "Somehow, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217353800

ISBN - 13:9780217353809

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