|A morning visit to the house of Elsie
||Early on the morning of today I did go in the way that does lead to the
house of Elsie
. I did rap gentle raps on the door, and the young husband of Elsie did come to raise the latch. When the door did come open, I did have seeing that his black
did seem to shine more than most times, and all the Vaseline was gone from the jar that sets on the kitchen shelf I did tell him how Elsie did say for me to come early in this morning. And before he did have time for answers, Elsie did have hearing in the other room. She did call. She did call me to come in.
||In I went. The baby it was beside her. It was all wrapped in a blanket so it couldn't even have seeings out the window how the raindrops was coming down so fast. The young husband of
did look fond looks at that blanket. I did begin to have fears he did have thinks it was his baby. Elsie did unwrap the blanket from its red face. It's just as red as it was yesterday, though the rain coming makes the weather more warm. Elsie did say, "See its long hair." And I did have seeing. It wasn't long though, not more than an inch. It was most black. And its eyes -- they were dark. It did have prefers to keep them shut. When I did see them, Elsie did say, "Now about what we were talking about yesterday -- next time you go to the
house of Dear Love
, have seeing of the color of her eyes and hair and also of her husband's. I hardly think this baby's hair and eyes are like theirs. And maybe it is where it does belong." "I feel sure about that," said her young husband. But I had not feels so.
||Just then the
did holler for me to come home to bring wood in. I so come. Now she does have me mind
. I do print.
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003