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Ole Mammy Torment

Auhtor: Annie Fellows Johnston

Language: english
Published: 1897

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Review by O. Brown, July 2005


Rating: (***)
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Summary of the Book 'Ole Mammy Torment':

Ole Mammy S Torment by Annie Fellows Johnston. This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks notations marginalia and flawed pages.

Excerpts from the Book 'Ole Mammy Torment':


... the child was not so much to blame. It was the fault of the fish-pond, sparkling below the hill. But old Mammy couldn't understand that. She ...
... this same feeling of general contentment with his lot, John Jay had the peace that came from the certainty that, no matter what he might do, punishment ...
... in her mouth without answering. He took her by the shoulder, about to shake a reply from her, when Bud exclaimed, in a frightened voice, Law, I ...
... turnpike. Lying on his pillow in the dense shadow, John Jay looked out into the white moonlight, and listened to the old story told all over again. ...
... preacher, in John Jay's simple little mind, with soldiers and fierce battles and a great victory. He lay back on his pillow, wishing they would go on ...
... of a great tear in his new shirt. He was afraid it might be discovered before he could get away. It was one of John Jay's peculiarities that in ...
... friends, on their wheels, put an end to the girls' interest in John Jay. He was dismissed with a message to Sheba that sent him flying home through the ...
... by its unearthly beauty. The fountain into which, only that morning, he had thrust his hot little face for a drink, now seemed bewitched. It was ...
... 'em every night, he thought. The wish that burned in his little heart was a very earnest one, fraught with hopes for his coming birthday. . Chapter ...
... he was glad to get out of the water. Afternoon came, and nothing unusual had happened, but John Jay kept up his courage and looked around for something ...
... face as he undressed himself. He sat on the edge of the trundle-bed a moment, whispering brokenly, They wasn't anybody livin' that cared 'bout it's ...
... at work for a week, but it did. His nimble fingers stripped every roadside vine within a mile of the cabin. His hands and legs, and even his face, were ...
... reach the cabin. At every step the light seemed to be growing dimmer and the thicket denser, although he thought he certainly must have been running ...
... in the easiest way possible, and everything was left undone that he could by any means avoid. Mammy scolded when she came home at night and found both ...
... the barn. A pair of puppies came frisking out ready for a romp, and an old Maltese cat, stretched out in the sun, stood up and arched its back at his ...
... dared to touch her. She had been given a long blue velvet cloak that the youngest Haven could no longer squeeze into. It was trimmed with shaggy ...
... hastened to change the subject. I sole a bushel of hickory nuts to Mistah Bemis jus' now, he stammered, an' he's goin' to take some mo' next week. ...
... tossing the acorns from one hand to another. There was a long silence, and when he looked up inquiringly, George had put his thin hands over ...
... answered Mammy, with a mournful shake of the head. Dyin' would be somethin' to look forwa'ds to if we could all hope for such a buryin' as that. ...
... silent tryst with a memory. He thinks of his promise, and his heart goes out to his Reverend George on the other side of the toll-gate. THE END. [Illustration: ...