1 Some of the window-glass was broken, and part of an old iron stove lay mournfully under the house.
2 Nobody lives in the old house now, but a man comes each winter out of the North and collects his high rents.
3 Out of all these, only a single family occupied a house with seven rooms; only fourteen have five rooms or more.
4 A long low house faced us, with porch and flying pillars, great oaken door, and a broad lawn shining in the evening sun.
5 This distressingly new board house is his, and he has just moved out of yonder moss-grown cabin with its one square room.
6 I remember the day I rode horseback out to the commissioner's house with a pleasant young white fellow who wanted the white school.
7 The churches vary from log-huts to those like Shepherd's, and the schools from nothing to this little house that sits demurely on the county line.
8 From the curtains in Benton's house, down the road, a dark comely face is staring at the strangers; for passing carriages are not every-day occurrences here.
9 Parks and groves were laid out, rich with flower and vine, and in the midst stood the low wide-halled "big house," with its porch and columns and great fireplaces.
10 Closely allied with this come the various forms of social contact in everyday life, in travel, in theatres, in house gatherings, in marrying and giving in marriage.
11 Across the valley is a house I did not know before, and there I found, rocking one baby and expecting another, one of my schoolgirls, a daughter of Uncle Bird Dowell.
12 All they furnish is their labor; the land-owner furnishes land, stock, tools, seed, and house; and at the end of the year the laborer gets from a third to a half of the crop.
13 Brother Dennis, the carpenter, built a new house with six rooms; Josie toiled a year in Nashville, and brought back ninety dollars to furnish the house and change it to a home.
14 Here in Dougherty County one may find families of eight and ten occupying one or two rooms, and for every ten rooms of house accommodation for the Negroes there are twenty-five persons.
15 If he is ambitious, he moves to town or tries other labor; as a tenant-farmer his outlook is almost hopeless, and following it as a makeshift, he takes the house that is given him without protest.
16 The crazy foundation stones still marked the former site of my poor little cabin, and not far away, on six weary boulders, perched a jaunty board house, perhaps twenty by thirty feet, with three windows and a door that locked.
17 Some receive a house with perhaps a garden-spot; then supplies of food and clothing are advanced, and certain fixed wages are given at the end of the year, varying from thirty to sixty dollars, out of which the supplies must be paid for, with interest.
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