Rows and rows of white-washed cottages constituted the "quarters," with narrow streets between them, many of the little homes adorned apply ielts with bright-hued, old-fashioned flowers in the front yards, or with potato and melon patches.

 

On cold winter evenings bright artas system firelight shone from every door and window. Inside, the father sitting in the chimney corner, smoking his pipe while he deftly wove white-oak splints into cotton baskets; the mother, mending, or knitting, while the fat little darkies tumbled about on the floor, or top up degree danced to the music of Uncle Tom's fiddle.