The Morrow was an English ship with, of course, but little accommodation for passengers, of whom there were only myself, a young woman and her servant, who was a middle-aged negress
. I thought it singular that a traveling English girl should be so attended, but she afterward explained to me that the woman had been left with her family by a man and his wife from South Carolina, both of whom had died on the same day at the house of the young lady's father in Devonshire--a circumstance in itself sufficiently uncommon to remain rather distinctly in my memory, even had it not afterward transpired in conversation with the young lady that the name of the man was William Jarrett, the same as my own.
The Sheik and Ali ben Kadin had had the same father, but Ali ben Kadin's mother had been a slave--a West Coast Negress
. Ali ben Kadin was old and hideous and almost black.
After these came a huge Negress
clothed like Solomon as to colors.
That formidable seafaring man with one leg has at last gone clean out of my life; but I dare say he met his old Negress
, and perhaps still lives in comfort with her and Captain Flint.
It was ten o'clock at night before we ventured to creep in again, and then she asked Joe why he hadn't married a Negress
Slave at once?
From the old negress
, Tambudza, Tarzan had gathered a suggestion that now filled his mind with doubts and misgivings.
He's got a mammy, now," said the old negress
. "I can't help kinder pityin' on him."
Then she used to relapse, and become as complete a negress
as her mother.
His wife was a negress
from Loanda, very large and very noisy.
They were worked in the yards all the seven days of the week, and they had their prize fights and crap games on Sunday nights as well; but then around the corner one might see a bonfire blazing, and an old, gray-headed Negress
, lean and witchlike, her hair flying wild and her eyes blazing, yelling and chanting of the fires of perdition and the blood of the "Lamb," while men and women lay down upon the ground and moaned and screamed in convulsions of terror and remorse.
He thought her prettiness comparable to the loveliest things in confectionery; he judged her to be of submissive temper--likely to wait upon him as well as if she had been a negress
, and to be silently terrified when his liver made him irritable; and he considered the Palfrey family quite the best in the parish, possessing marriageable daughters.
Holmes, with a laugh, passed his hand behind the child's ear, a mask peeled off from her countenance, an there was a little coal black negress
, with all her white teeth flashing in amusement at our amazed faces.