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I knew about this store; I knew it was going to survive on into the 1950's as Wanamaker's, but I hadn't realized it was white marble.
Magalhães, was a district attorney; his career was ruined because he prosecuted, unsuccessfully, the wife of a slaveowner who had stabbed a slave baby to death because it was white and because she suspected her husband was the father.
The blouse to go with it was white and, with indelible ink and high hopes, she had rubber-stamped it all over with red, yellow, and blue A-plusses.
For just an instant his face had pinkened; then it was white and almost pale again, and he sat back in his chair, an arm lying relaxed on the tabletop, and said quietly, "That is the theory, and that is the fact."
'Tan't, you know, as if it was white folks, that's brought up in the way of' spectin 'to keep their children and wives, and all that.