Scarce half a twelvemonth elapsed, ere the retiring disposition of Malinda Jane seemed to shrink into even greater seclusion.
Town life had not diminished the volume of Malinda Linn's voice.
This confidential friend then carried a message to Malinda, requesting her to meet me on one side of the village.
Malinda, named for my mother, lives and works in Columbia, S. C.
But we had one consolation; Malinda's master was very much in favor of the match, but entirely upon selfish principles.
I have said before, Malinda Jane is not of a demonstrative disposition, but thinks (if I may strain a point) ponderously.
After the war I asked our old Malinda one day how she liked freedom.
The only accident worthy of remark that happened to Malinda Jane on our wedding-day was a fright.
Great excitement prevailed in Bedford, and many were out watching for me at the time Malinda was relating to me these facts.
I will not deny that there was some trouble about servants (I think Malinda Jane had seven the first ten days).