1 White people are more in evidence here, and farmer and hired labor replace to some extent the absentee landlord and rack-rented tenant.
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2 Formerly all tenants had some capital, and often considerable; but absentee landlordism, rising rack-rent, and failing cotton have stripped them well-nigh of all, and probably not over half of them to-day own their mules.
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3 Twenty had changed to fifteen and fifteen to ten, but there was no news of the absentee.
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4 True, there were absentees when Mr. Streatfield called his roll call in the church.
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5 Until Prince Andrew settled in Bogucharovo its owners had always been absentees, and its peasants were of quite a different character from those of Bald Hills.
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