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and not nervous wrecks.
."Boys and. girls should be to
gether more. The idea of sep
arate schopls.for the sexes is non
sense. They- ought not to be
bashful in .the presence of one an
other."; ' '
de case, qe.. sassoon
"Yo' sho-Uy. has to watch night
and day to sustain yo' 'ligious cor
rectitude," remarked good old
Brother Bimmelick. "JCas'e old
Satan neyerlay off fum.bisness
he de$s grindson and on like a
buzz-saw; and dess de very min
ute yo' thinks yoJse'f plumb safe
fum him Jcerzow! he's got yo' !
"Dar was"de c'lamity dat fell
upon Brudder Sassoon him wid
de wooden leg, yo' ricklec'. Well,
sah, de devil done tacked' him"
right in de church, and took dat
po' brudder's fiction and slappecf J
him plumb out'n good standin'
wid it. Brudder Sassoon had been
outside de fellership for goodness
how long I fuhgits now dess.
what.'twus dat got him cross
ways, but, 'tennyrate, dar he was,
up-wallerin' in de sasspole o! sin,
and all de rest .of us tryfn' to sat
urate him back into de church.
"But he hung off twell de Bishop
yo' knows de Bishop, big po't
tly yellaw gentlemantook to
laborin' wid him. Well, he come
th'oo, dat disreluctant brudder
did, and he come clean, and de
Bishop fotched him baek to de
fold, tudder Sunay mawnin'.
"De Bishop was plumb tickled
wid de success of de operation,
and dey comes up de aisle, de
Bishop ahead, wavin' aside de
rusher and uh-rushin' de stray
lamb up to de front hisse'f, proud
as a Tommy-turkey, wid Brudder
Sassoon stobbin' along behint on
his wooden leg, and a whole puh
cussion o' brudders dat had
he'ped in de 'suasion uh-troopin'
along atter 'em, and de house
-rockin' wid de glad hallerlooyers
of welcome for de lamb dat was
"An' den, dess as de Bishop
was bowin' low. and uh-wavin' de
lost sheep into de pew, po' Brud
der Sassoon stabbed his wooden
leg th'oo a knot-hole in de flo'
and tumbles for'ard wid a howl,
and cracks de Bishop's bowed
head ker-bim wid his own -head.
De Bishop is yallah, like I says,
and Brudder Sassoon beln' black,
he knocks de Bishop flat. And de
brudders dat was troopin' along
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