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The girl was Pauline's undoing, however. She had a flip tongue and often went into long spells of sulkiness which was more than her employers could stand. When the mistress reprimanded Marion, Pauline flared up and took girls's side. Pauline had no use for white people anyhow, and she did not hesitate to express her opinion about “the buckra I works for” to her black neighbors. All of this talk got back to the major's house and suddenly Pauline found herself without a job.
Edward hung on for another twelve months, but the cards were sacked against him. The Negroes living near the place declared that Edward was too “biggity”. they said he ought to divide his job with his more unfortunate neighbors. They brought many tales to the major about “Big Ned's” alleged shortcomings. One old woman who was trying to worm a relative into Edward's job. laid a trap for him. She had a basket of sweet potatoes under a bush and suddenly “discovered” the cache one day when the major was in the field. She informed the white man that she had seen Edward