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64 Rolling Stones
A big black Carib carried me on his back through the
surf to the ship's boat. On the way the purser handed
me a letter that he had brought for me at the last moment
from the post-office in Aguas Frescas. It was from my
brother. He requested me to meet him at the St. Charles
Hotel in New Orleans and accept a position with his
house - in either cotton, sugar, or sheetings, and with five
thousand dollars a year as my salary.
When I arrived at the Crescent City I hurried away-
far away from the St. Charles to a dim clambre garnie in
Bienville Street. And there, looking down from my attic
window from time to time at the old, yellow, absinthe
house across the street, I wrote this story to buy my bread
"Can thim that helps others help thimselves?"
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Rolling Stones, book, 1912; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139359/m1/96/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.