She did not represent the ordinary Southern type, for her hair was gold in the sun and her eyes blue as the violets by the brook. They were full of mirth now as she said: "There you are, Aun' Jinkey, smoking and 'projeckin' as usual. You look like an old Voudoo woman, and if I didn't know you as my old mammy if I should just happen in as a stranger, I'd be afraid of you." "Voudoo ooman!
Assafoetida, garlic, camphor, 'jimson weed, valerian powder phew! What not? Mixed as a voudoo chowder, and a scent twice as loud!" "Be thankful your wife is not here to enforce the wearing of the sanitary sachet," said the doctor, allowing himself a grimace of contemptuous disgust.
They formed the aristocracy of colored Mount Vernon society and gave themselves airs accordingly. Nominally our Farmer's slaves were probably all Christians, though I have found no mention in his papers of their spiritual state. But tradition says that some of them at Dogue Run at least were Voudoo or "conjuring" negroes.