some one may see the delivery, Fairy snatched the letter from Fonnit
and hurried him on back, lest his very presence invoke inquiry-
After reading Fection's love-letter, she said : " What shall I say in
reply-? I can't slight him."
Here she writes him a letter, in which she requests that " no more
letters must be sent me by Fonnit, for his presence will invoke in¬
quiry, and I don't wish for any one of the family to know our busi¬
ness. Iner, the bearer, will carry and bring all communications."
Iner is a motherless girl of twelve years, and serves in the family
She is colored, of course. While Fairy would not invite Fection to
the house, she would not let him know the feelings her parents had
In the early part of March Poster came to Moor to get some corn
seed ; of course, our hero gave him the seed. While they were
speaking on the system of planting each had adopted for the year, a
message came to Moor that Ances, Feud's father, wras dead.
"Well," said Moor, " de old man is gone. I'll go en offer dem
my help for de funeral."
" He may go on for me," said Poster ; " God knows he done me
'nough 'fore de war, en I aint goin' bodder wid he funeral, for dem
wite people wouldn't help wid my funeral."
Regarding not the opposition of Poster, Moor called on the be¬
reaved family and offered his services. He assisted in digging the
grave, attended the funeral, and, with others of his color, buried the
corpse. He did no more than what is being daily clone by the
masses of his race. In spite of the ill-feeling engendered by the past
or the present controversy the colored people never failed to pay the
dead of the opposite race that homage which is owed them by the
Chival's son, Prido, left for home with his mother just after the
burial. When they drove up to the gate and saw Iner returning
home, Quallet said : " Iner, where have you been ?
" Went to carry a letter to Mr. Fection for Miss Fairy "
" What! " exclaimed Prido, " did Fection answer it? "
" No, sir ; he aint been home," answered Iner.
"Well," continued Prido, "have you brought the letter Fairy
gave you back." As Iner replied in the negative, Prido drove
quickly in the yard, jumped out of the buggy, and asked Fairy:
" What you wrote to Fection about? Before you bring disgrace on