Books: A Barbadoes Gentleman

The history* of a superior colored feller with a heap of style The Story. One brilliant noon a comely Negress made her way to the waterside at Barbadoes, leading by the hand her nine-year-old boy. At the quay she entered a small boat to carry her out to a barque, the captain of which had volunteered to take her along "kind o' friendly-like" to Panama. But she left the boy at the water's edge with the remark, "Dere is plenty of bananas and yams and things in B'bayados, also fowls." So Young Jehu...

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