In giving all these descriptions of what I saw during my mouth of travel in the country around Tuskegee, I wish my readers to keep in mind the fact that there were many encouraging exceptions
to the conditions which I have described.
With these exceptions
(and with that of the perfect fertility of varieties when crossed,--a subject hereafter to be discussed), domestic races of the same species differ from each other in the same manner as, only in most cases in a lesser degree than, do closely-allied species of the same genus in a state of nature.
The one exception
was a sturdy white-headed boy, standing apart from all the rest on a stool in a corner--a forlorn little Crusoe, isolated in his own desert island of solitary penal disgrace.
The example thus set by the master of the house was followed at once by the family -- with the solitary exception
of Norah, whose incurable formality and reserve expressed themselves, not too graciously, in her distant manner toward the visitor.
In fact, for a couple of hours I met nothing worth mentioning, male or female, with the exception
of a gipsy caravan, which I suppose was both; but it was a poor show.
The parts also, with the exception
of song and spectacle, are the same; for it requires Reversals of the Situation, Recognitions, and Scenes of Suffering.
He dressed entirely in black, with the exception
of his white tie, and his funeral appearance was only mitigated by the slight line of red ribbon which passed almost imperceptibly through his button-hole, and appeared like a streak of blood traced with a delicate brush.
This capacity is found nowhere else, though it might be maintained that a statement or opinion was an exception
to the rule.
While our family has followed the general human law in the matter just mentioned, it forms a marked exception
to the rule that so absolutely controls all of white blood, on this continent, in what relates to immigration and territorial origin.
The interval, with the exception
of the last few months, has been chiefly spent by the author tossing about on the wide ocean.
It was lonely and desolate work, for with the exception
of a few ostriches there was not a single living creature to be seen on all the vast expanse of sandy plain.
Thus, with the exception
of the fragile memory which the author of this book here consecrates to it, there remains to-day nothing whatever of the mysterious word engraved within the gloomy tower of Notre-Dame,--nothing of the destiny which it so sadly summed up.
The matter was mentioned to the Emperor, an exception
made, and Boris transferred into the regiment of Semenov Guards with the rank of cornet.
, he had found them all different, and delightfully different, from the hordes of blacks he had been taught to despise and to lord it over.
Clean shaven, with the exception
of narrow half-whiskers.