She was two or three shades lighter than the man, and had the peculiar brown, kinky hair, straight, flat nose, and speckled, gray eyes which mark the metif. Tottling on the floor at the feet of the man, and caressing his knees, was a child of perhaps two years. As we neared the house, we heard the voice of the Overseer issuing from the doorway on the other side of the pine-tree.
'Take her away, some of you, I say, again cried the Colonel. 'Pomp, you mustn't keep these niggers all night in the cold. At the sound of her master's voice the metif woman fell to the ground as if struck by a Minie-ball. Soon several negroes lifted her up to bear her away; but she struggled violently, and rent the woods with her wild cries for 'one more look at Sam.