Excerpt from A Southern Cinderella: A Comedy-Drama in Three Acts Act I - An old southern mansion. The two Hawkes have their daily quarrel. Johnnie Bell makes a call. Mammy Judy Johnson, the black, blue-grass widow. Dis yere bein' a widow woman is powerful lonesome, and body ever kin tell what a lonesome widow woman is goin' to do. Amos Peters, de cream colored pick ob de unplucked colored aristocracy, so light complected that he belongs to de fair sex. The settlement worker arrives on a mission of mercy. Madame refuses to receive her own grandchild. The pride of seventy years cant unbend. Love conquers pride and Enid comes home. Nothing on earth can take you from me! Act II - Johnnie Bell and her three lovers. It certainly is hard for a girl to make up her mind. Caroline disapproves of negro weddings. The black bride displays her wedding Crusoe. I'd be mortified to de ground if dis yere trail got tangled up wif ma feet and disturbs my jurisprudence. Mammy's six-bit wedding license. The plotting of the Hawkes. Madame makes a new will. If this new will should, disappear and Madame should die, everything would come to us. Mammy deserted at the altar. Ober 'leben dollars spent, and t eben one cream-colored kiss! The passing of Old Miss. Katherine burns the will. Now the Charteris fortune belongs to me - to me! Act III - Two years later. The night of the inaugural ball. Katherine and her Paris creation. Looks to me like it 'ud be more of a creation, if you'd take some ob dat tail-fixin' and put it ober your shoulders! Enid is treated like a servant. It's gone too far; it has all gone too far! I will leave this house. Mammy decides to marry Sassafras Rigger. Old Amos Peters ain't de onliest man on earth, even if he is got a cream-colored complexion. Miss Winterberry comes to take Enid to the ball. What's this? The last will and testament of Clara Charteris. The Southern Cinderella comes into her own. The night has passed and joy cometh in the morning. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.