The Mam.—"Collards."—Moral Status of the Denizens of Oriole.
—Browns Opinion: "It is Worse than New York."—Reminis¬
cence of a Former Visit to This Place.—Reflections on the Treat¬
ment of Colored People in all parts of the South.
Lowlands of the Carolinas.—Spring Freshets.—Famine Threat¬
ened.—Mail Carrier Up a Tree,—Unhealthy Localities.—Rice
Culture.—Sufferings of Hands.—The Great Dismal Swamp—
Appearance and Extent.—The Robber's Stronghold.—Henry Berry
Lowrie.—He Defies the Militia of a Whole State.—His Audacious
Bearing.—A Confrere Hung.—Lowrie is Wounded and finally
Killed.—The Fugitive's Retreat—Uncle Pompey's Experience.
The Bell Homestead.—Accommodations for the Night.—The
Black Cat.—My Wife Alarmed.—An Unfortunate Throw, and
Alarm of the Family.—Mine Host Jones and the Writer Adjourn
to the Yard.—Snake Stories.—Snakes in the House; in the Bed;
in the Mill.—Snake Bites and Whiskey Treatment.—"Coachwhip
Snake."—Snakes for Food.—Medicine and Music.—Reminiscences
of the Slaveholding Era, by Jones.—The Men and Women who
Cleared and Cultivated these Lands.—The Whip.—The Auction
Block.—The Stocks.—Insufficient Food.—Dawn of Day.
Incidents of the Route.—Post Boxes.—Mineral Springs.—
Floral College.—The Duello.—Reminiscences of School Life in
the South Before the War.—An Oasis.—A Foraging Expedition.
—Difference between Southern and Northern Hospitality.—Win¬
ning our Fodder by a Stratagem.—Our Repast and Departure.
"Fannie" on her metal.—First Mishap of the Road.—"All's
A Veil that End's Well."—The Deserted Cotton Plantation.—Then
and Now.—Contributing Causes.—"Carpet-Bag" Rule in the
South.—Both Sides of the Question.—What the Writer saw in