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Mary Nelson Carter

  • ... ain't it right queer how the Bible's got somethin' in it to fit everything a body does or says?

  • It was like watching from a distance the approach of a friend to see the tender green of the budding trees start in the coves and valleys, and climb slowly up the mountain sides, to burst at last into sudden glory of leaf and bloom at the top.

  • Ain't nobody as drinks but wants a heap o' t'others to keep 'em company. 'Pears like it's lonesome kind of work.

  • ... the minute you ask a man to tend his own baby you'd think it weren't no kin to him.

  • Flowers is mighty like folks, if you give some on 'em a inch, they'll take a ell.

  • She reckoned as every new-fangled thing they got were somethin' more to take care of; just pilin' up worriments, she called it.

Mary Nelson Carter, U.S. writer