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Mammy Sally Quotes

Four of the best book quotes from Mammy Sally
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“The flickering pine knot in the corner fireplace held blue flames. They had no warmth. There was loneliness and emptiness inside. When Mammy Sally came, the warmth would spark out in the fire, and the shadows would bring sleep.”
Barbara Smucker
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Underground to Canada
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June Lilly
Mammy Sally
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loneliness
fire
cold
warmth
emptiness
flames
sleep
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″‘Oh Lord,’ she said, ‘we is needin’ your protection now.‘”
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″‘There’s three things I want to say to you, child.’ Mammy drew Julilly close again. ‘Pray to the good Lord. Remember to be proud that you had a strong, fine Daddy and a Mammy that loves you... This is secret talk I’m tellin’ you now. Hold it quiet in your head and never let it out of your mouth. There’s a place the slaves been whisperin’ around called Canada. The law don’t allow no slavery there.‘”
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“It was because Julilly was born in June and Mammy Sally liked lilies that she got her name. Most folk slurred the words together and they came out Julilly.”

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