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Among the Pines or, South in Secession Time   By: (1822-1903)

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AMONG THE PINES.

A NEW WORK, Descriptive of Southern Social Life, BY THE AUTHOR OF AMONG THE PINES, Is now in course of publication in THE "CONTINENTAL MONTHLY," PUBLISHED BY J. R. GILMORE, 532 Broadway, NEW YORK.

AMONG THE PINES:

or, South in Secession Time.

by

EDMUND KIRKE.

Tenth Thousand. New York: J. R. Gilmore, 532 Broadway. Charles T. Evans. 1862.

Entered according to Act of Congress, In the year 1862, by J. R. Gilmore, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.

M'crea & Miller, Stereotypers. C. A. Alvord, Printer

TO RICHARD B. KIMBALL,

THE ACCOMPLISHED AUTHOR, THE POLISHED GENTLEMAN, AND MY OLD AND EVER VALUED FRIEND,

THESE SKETCHES ARE DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR.

CONTENTS.

PAGE.

CHAPTER I. ON THE ROAD. Arrival at Georgetown. The Village Inn. Nocturnal Adventures. My African Driver. His Strange History. Genuine Negro Songs. Arrival at Bucksville. 10

CHAPTER II. WAYSIDE HOSPITALITY. A Strange Meeting. A Well Ordered Plantation. A Thunder storm. A New Guest. The Hidden Springs or Secession Exposed. On the Way Again. Intelligence of the Negro. Renconter with a Secessionist. 30

CHAPTER III. CROSSING THE RUNS. The Black Declines His Freedom. His Reasons for so Doing. A "native" Abolitionist. Swimming the Run. Black Spirits and White. Shelter. 55

CHAPTER IV. POOR WHITES. The Mills House. South Carolina Clay Eaters. Political Discussion. President Lincoln a Negro. "Three in a Bed and one in the Middle." $250 reward. A Secret League. 69

CHAPTER V. ON THE PLANTATION. The Planter's Dwelling. His House Keeper. The Process of Turpentine Making. Loss to Carolina by Secession. The Dying Boy. The Story of Jim. A Northern Man with Southern Principles. Sam Murdered. Pursuit of the Overseer. 94

CHAPTER VI. THE PLANTER'S FAMILY. The old Nurse. Her Story. A White Slave Woman's Opinion of Slavery. The Stables. The Negro Quarters. Sunday Exercises. The Taking of Moye. 127

CHAPTER VII. PLANTATION DISCIPLINE. The "Ole Cabin." The Mode of Negro Punishment. The "Thumb Screw." A Ministering Angel. A Negro Trial. A Rebellion. A Turpentine Dealer. A Boston Dray on its Travels. 150

CHAPTER VIII. THE NEGRO HUNTER. Young Democrats. Political Discussion. Startling Statistics. A Freed Negro. 169

CHAPTER IX. THE COUNTRY CHURCH. Its Description. The "Corn Cracker." The News. Strange Disclosure. 180

CHAPTER X. THE NEGRO FUNERAL. The Burial Ground. A Negro Sermon. The Appearance of Juley. The Colonel's Heartlessness. The Octoroon's Explanation of it. The Escape of Moye. 196

CHAPTER XI. THE PURSUIT. The Start. "Carolina Race Horses." A Race. We Lose the Trail. A Tornado. A Narrow Escape. 207

CHAPTER XII. THE YANKEE SCHOOLMISTRESS. Our New Apparel. "Kissing Goes by Favor." Schools at the South. 222

CHAPTER XIII. THE RAILWAY STATION. The Village. A Drunken Yankee. A Narrow Escape. Andy Jones. A Light Wood Fire. The Colonel's Departure. 227

CHAPTER XIV. THE BARBACUE. The Camp Ground... Continue reading book >>




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