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"Bobbie", a Story of the Confederacy
He always said he never knew which was worse, his name or his nose; but as he could get rid of neither, he accepted both in his own bright, happy way, and that ended the matter with him. Peter Black had given him the name of Mars Bobbie to distinguish him from Mars Robert, his father, and it seemed to fit so exactly and suit so well his cheery, lovable little self as a baby, and later as a boy, and even on to young manhood, that no one thought of calling him anything else, or loved any other name half so well for him. He was such a long time in coming, he used to say laughingly, that when he did get here his parents and friends and relatives, together with all the negroes on the plantation, thought he was going to be something extra; and then to be called Bobbie, and to have a broken nose, was so hurtful to his vanity, that, after thinking the matter over, he settled it by deciding that never again would he allow the subject to enter his mind, with the result that he became more lovable and loving than ever, and the secret of the charm all lay in the decision about his nose and namehe never thought of himself, but always of every one else first; and that is why he was so lovedhe was so brave and true and honest and glad always. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 67150
Author: Bosher, Kate Langley
Release Date: Jan 12, 2022
Publisher: Henry Altemus Company
Publication Date: 1905
Publisher Country: United States
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