1 Mrs. Shelby stood like one stricken.
2 "Now, Jim, walk like old Uncle Cudjoe, when he has the rheumatism," said his master.
3 I an't a Christian like you, Eliza; my heart's full of bitterness; I can't trust in God.
4 Tom had stood, during this speech, with his hands raised, and his eyes dilated, like a man in a dream.
5 "Old lady don't like your humble servant, over and above," said Haley, with an uneasy effort to be very familiar.
6 George had stood like one transfixed, at hearing his doom thus suddenly pronounced by a power that he knew was irresistible.
7 I s'pose I can bar it as well as any on 'em, he added, while something like a sob and a sigh shook his broad, rough chest convulsively.'
8 She had never seen her husband in this mood before; and her gentle system of ethics seemed to bend like a reed in the surges of such passions.
9 A round, black, shining face is hers, so glossy as to suggest the idea that she might have been washed over with white of eggs, like one of her own tea rusks.
10 Now, I venture to say, your niggers would be quite chop-fallen in a place where some of your plantation niggers would be singing and whooping like all possessed.
11 Mr. Shelby hastily drew the bills of sale towards him, and signed them, like a man that hurries over some disagreeable business, and then pushed them over with the money.
12 Very soon, about a dozen young imps were roosting, like so many crows, on the verandah railings, each one determined to be the first one to apprize the strange Mas'r of his ill luck.
13 I'd like to have been able to kick the fellow down the steps," said he to himself, as he saw the door fairly closed, "with his impudent assurance; but he knows how much he has me at advantage.
14 There is some sense in it, in your case; they have brought you up like a child, fed you, clothed you, indulged you, and taught you, so that you have a good education; that is some reason why they should claim you.
15 The wall over the fireplace was adorned with some very brilliant scriptural prints, and a portrait of General Washington, drawn and colored in a manner which would certainly have astonished that hero, if ever he happened to meet with its like.
16 But there, on the bed, lay her slumbering boy, his long curls falling negligently around his unconscious face, his rosy mouth half open, his little fat hands thrown out over the bedclothes, and a smile spread like a sunbeam over his whole face.
17 Sam, upon this, began to bestir himself in real earnest, and after a while appeared, bearing down gloriously towards the house, with Bill and Jerry in a full canter, and adroitly throwing himself off before they had any idea of stopping, he brought them up alongside of the horse-post like a tornado.
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