Sentence of the Day: Barracoon, The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo’

from xvi of the Introduction:

From 1801 to 1866, an estimated 3,873,600 Africans were exchanged for gold, guns, and other European and American merchandise.

 

Rattlesnake: MY ANTONIA

Jim (the Narrator) and Antonia find a giant rattlesnake:

We hung him up in the windmill, and when I went down to the kitchen I found Antonia standing in the middle of the floor, telling the story with a great deal of color.

Stay tuned, my dear blog readers, Stay tuned.

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