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.
The old negress
, in the abundance of her compassion, sat down on the bottom, and took his head in her lap.
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?
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.
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
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.
After these came a huge Negress
clothed like Solomon as to colors.
From the old negress
, Tambudza, Tarzan had gathered a suggestion that now filled his mind with doubts and misgivings.
Then she used to relapse, and become as complete a negress
as her mother.
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
In a Roman matron this would have been called the noble love of freedom: in a poor negress
it is mere brutal obstinacy.