By o’ Babun, dark yo’ shinin’ eye,
Snuggle soft and calm;
‘For yo’ come I wanted foh to die –
Lambie, O mah lamb!
Ole brack Sin war standin’ at de door,
Lookin’ roun’ foh me;
But I ‘spect yo’se skeered him off, foh shore,
‘Case he’s lef’ me be.
Kids of Many Colors.
By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan.
Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. 1901.
It is a sin; it is a theft; it is an infamy,” he said, slowly, his eyes fastened on the gilded feet of Hirschvogel.
“Oh, August, do not say such things of father!” sobbed his sister. “Whatever he does, we ought to think it right.”
August laughed aloud.
“Is it right that he should spend his money in drink? – that he should let orders lie unexecuted? – that he should do his work so ill that no one cares to employ him? – that he should live on grandfather’s charity, and then dare sell a thing that is ours every whit as much as it is his? To sell Hirschvogel! Oh, dear God! I would sooner sell my soul!”
The Nurnberg Stove.
Louisa de la Rame.
Illustrated by Maria L. Kirk.
J. B. Lippincott Company: Philadelphia and London. 1916.