By Nick Holloway
Nick Holloway’s nursing profession was once spent operating in care houses in South Wales. His many stories, unhappy, stunning, harrowing, uplifting, miserable and a laugh, encouraged him to jot down Autumn’s shades, his first novel. This light-hearted tale is determined in an imaginary care domestic within the Dorset city of Dorchester, England, town within which Nick proficient as a nurse. the folk and occasions within the ebook are established heavily on genuine care houses, genuine humans and genuine cities. They squabble, chat, fall out, banter, make acquaintances and try to seduce one another – similar to humans within the outdoor international. The occasions defined within the publication should be widespread to someone who works in a care domestic, or who visits a person in a single.
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I can't; for the Spirit of God wakes me up between midnight and day, and I just gets right down on my knees and tells my Father all about my trials here below. We all are free, but we can't stop praying; we must keep on; we aint out of Egypt yet. We have been let loose, and now we are just marching on to a better land. "Aunt Charlotte, it really makes me feel 48 happy to hear you express your faith in the goodness of God. He has wrought wonderful works for the colored people here. He has raised up friends all through the North for them.
My first old master was a mighty good man, and my mistress used to love me like her own children. In fact, my old master was my own father; but, of course, the thing was kept a sort of a secret, although every body knew it. My mother was one of the house servants, and I was raised about the white folks' house. Indeed, after I was old enough to be weaned old mistress had me to sleep in a couch with her own children in her own room, until I got to be a great big boy. The children and I used to play together, and after they began to go to school I used to go with them to carry their books and lunch, and they taught me every lesson they learned, so that when I was about fourteen or fifteen years old I could read and write as well as any of them.
I can never forget the day of that sale. I had never seen an auction sale before, although I had often heard of it. The sale had been widely advertised; and on that day rich planters from all along the coast and some merchants and others from New Orleans, who wanted house servants or other help for their stores, were there in large numbers. As soon as every thing was ready, exactly at twelve o'clock--I remember it as well as if it was yesterday--the drum began to tap and everybody followed it to the old sugar-house shed, where the sale was to take place.
Autumn’s Colours by Nick Holloway