The general told me about his servant, "rastus," who was an enlisted colored soldier.
I'm kinder like 'rastus Bailey used to be at the dances when you and me was younger, Perez.
But youd better get down below, rastus, and get some dry clothes on.
It was rather lucky for young rastus here, commented the officer.
Don't you nevah think no mo' 'bout bein' a preachah, 'rastus?
Hurry up, rastus, and youll find that this was the best days work you ever did.
If I had known rastus full name, Id have slung him two life preservers, for fear one wouldnt be able to float it.
I'm goin' to show him my babies, especially rastus, and I know he ain't hard.
Phil was supported to the bunk house and put to bed by Keller and 'rastus.
Unto him a half hour later came old 'rastus with her invitation to dine.