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1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The colored servant [outline]

Choppy outline of a tale of an interracial married couple who hire a prejudiced maid, lose their baby, and keep their help.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Unidentified story [fragment]

Two loose pages of an unidentified story on a certain Bishop Wilson's daughter's book-nook, and longing for her own library.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The black river [fragments]

Loose fragments of a marine saga wherein a fish named Silver moves from brook, to river, to lake; discovers sex; learns the "fish-eat-fish" law of the land (water); encounters worms and other alien creatures; contemplates the existence of God; develops into "himself; a person, an entity; a self-propelling mind"; combats the Superfish; grows old and ugly; and relays the fruits o... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The jewel

A porter tells of once receiving a fine jewel from a somnambulant passenger and the rather strange aftermath on a railroad trip to Atlanta, only to ultimately admit that he's embellished his tale, and that it is all true, except that part about "the jewel." See mums312-b236-i037 for earlier draft.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1900

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The Reverend Mr. Bond's assistant

A tale of a reverend whose vacation in the Adirondacks is cut short by news of his assistant's "acting in a incomprehensible manner," wherein the entire town has come to the church "and the result is the most miscellaneous rabble you ever dreamed of." See mums312-b235-i052 for manuscript.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1920

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The secret singer [notes]

Notes on a story of a black girl with "a phenomenal voice" who ends up singing "Aida."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The blasphemer / The Christ and the shoulder [notes]

Choppy notes on two different stories, one of an old preacher and his grandson, the other on interactions between a "colored girl and white man."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The black river

A saga wherein a fish named Silver moves from brook, to river, to lake; discovers sex; learns the "fish-eat-fish" law of the land (water); encounters worms and other alien creatures; contemplates the existence of God; develops into "himself; a person, an entity; a self-propelling mind"; combats the Superfish; grows old and ugly; and relays the fruits of his experience. ... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The bank roll

John Hayes, a louse with great aspiration takes off for Paris, recovers a lost and presumably stolen sum from pleasant fellow traveler Jane Ashworth, and together manipulate the course of its destiny and use. See mums312-b236-i016 for earlier draft.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The crucifixion of God the king

A priest wanders into the forest and meets a mysterious figure who claims to be God; then Death; then converses on the nature of the relationship between these entities; and is at last crucified and made to bear a crown of thorns. See mums312-b236-i030, i032 for related manuscripts.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers