Her family, one of the wealthiest in Devonshire, cut up rough about it, and we eloped--are eloping rather, for on the day that you and I walked to the landing stage to go aboard this steamer she and her faithful servant, a negress
, passed us, driving to the ship Morrow.
This time he dragged her back into the rear apartment of his tent where three Negresses looked up in stolid indifference to the tragedy being enacted before them.
The three Negresses leaped from their sleeping mats, screaming.
Already from without came the sounds of the alarm that the three Negresses had started.
Esmeralda, the Negress, was busy sorting her mistress' baggage from the pile of bales and boxes beside the cabin, and Miss Porter had turned away to follow Clayton, when something caused her to turn again toward the sailor.
When Jane and Esmeralda found themselves safely behind the cabin door the Negress's first thought was to barricade the portal from the inside.
The old negress
, in the abundance of her compassion, sat down on the bottom, and took his head in her lap.
In a Roman matron this would have been called the noble love of freedom: in a poor negress
it is mere brutal obstinacy.
As soon as our footsteps are heard upon the planks, a fat negress
, particularly favoured by nature in respect of bustle, emerges from some dark stairs, and marshals my wife towards the ladies' cabin, to which retreat she goes, followed by a mighty bale of cloaks and great- coats.
Occasionally and without apparent provocation one or the other of the Negresses struck or pushed her roughly.
But Tarzan of the Apes was haunted by the picture of a slight, young girl being shoved and struck by brutal Negresses, and in imagination could see her now camped in this savage country a prisoner among degraded blacks.
For a divinity, he had the air of a very clever sort of fellow, by no means proud, nay, even pleasingly familiar with the young negresses
, who seemed never to tire of looking at him.