The Chronicles of Aunt Minervy Ann

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This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

 

 

THE CHRONICLES

OF

AUNT MINERVY ANN


BY
JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS


ILLUSTRATED BY
A. B. FROST


J M Dent logo, 1899.png


1899.
LONDON:
J. M. DENT & CO.,
29 AND 30, BEDFORD STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

 
 
Frontpiece--The chronicles of Aunt Minervy Ann.jpg

"I ain't fergit dat ar 'possum."

 

 

THE CHRONICLES OF

AUNT MINERVY ANN

 

 

CONTENTS


  1. PAGE
  2. I.
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    1
  3. II.
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    34
  4. III.
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    70
  5. IV.
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    97
  6. V.
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    119
  7. VI.
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    139
  8. VII.
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    157
  9. VIII.
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    182
     

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. "I ain't fergot dat ar 'possum"
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    Frontispiece
  2. FACING
    PAGE

  3. "Well, he can't lead me"
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    6
  4. He wore a blue army overcoat and a stove-pipe hat
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    8
  5. "Sholy you-all ain't gwine put dat in de paper, is you?"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    10
  6. Inquired what day the paper came out
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    14
  7. "I was on the lookout," the Major explained
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    18
  8. In the third he placed only powder
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    26
  9. We administered to his hurts the best we could
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    30
  10. "I'd a heap rather you'd pull your shot-gun on me than your pen"
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    32
  11. The Committee of Public Comfort
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    72
  12. Buying cotton on his own account
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    76
  13. "Miss Vallie!"
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    78
    1. "I saw him fling his hand to his shoulder and hold it there"
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      80
    2. "Dat ar grape jelly on de right han' side"
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      82
    3. "'Conant!' here and'Conant' dar'"
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      84
    4. "Drapt down on de groun' dar an' holler an' cry"
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      90
    5. "Oh, my shoulder!"
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      122
    6. "Marse Tumlin never did pass a nigger on de road"
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      124
    7. "We made twelve pies ef we made one"
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      126
    8. "I gi' Miss Vallie de money"
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      128
    9. "Ef here ain't ol' Minervy Ann wid pies!"
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      130
    10. "You see dat nigger 'oman?"
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      132
    11. "An' he sot dar, suh, wid his haid 'twix' his han's fer I dunner how long"
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      134
    12. "You'll settle dis wid me"
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      136
    13. "Dat money ain't gwine ter las' when you buy dat kin' er doin's"
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      160
    14. Trimmin' up de Ol' Mules
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      162
    15. "She wuz cryin'—settin' dar cryin'"
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      164
    16. "Here come a nigger boy leadin' a bob-tail boss"
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      166
    1. "He been axin' me lots 'bout Miss Vallie"
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      172
    2. "Marse Tumlin 'low he'll take anything what he can chaw, sop, er drink"
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      176
    3. "I hatter stop an' pass da time er day"
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      178
    4. "Hunt up an' down fer dat ar Tom Ferryman"
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      180