A Beautiful Glittering Lie
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A Southern term for slavery.

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“Me neither. They don’t call it our peculiar institution for nothin'.”

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Chapter 4: Chapter Four
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"... him gently on the back. “Yeah. It’s jist … I ain’t never seen anything like that before.” “Me neither. They don’t call it our ‘peculiar institution’ for nothin.” “Reckon not.” David looked over at his friend and forced a grin. “I saw an auction with Pa once in ..."

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