Robert BOYDEN a free quadroon boy b. 27 Mar 1793 bap. 18 Apr 1806

"Hum! - none that I could well spare; to tell the truth, it's only hard necessity makes me sell at all." Here the door opened, and a small quadroon boy, remarkably beautiful and engaging, entered with a comic air of assurance which showed he was used to being petted and noticed by his master. "Hulloa, Jim Crow," said Mr. Shelby, snapping a bunch of raisins towards him, "pick that up, now!" The child scampered, with all his little strength after the prize, while his master laughed. "Tell you what," said Haley, "fling in that chap, and I'll settle the business, I will."

Yes; No. 49, Paul, a quadroon boy, aged thirteen.

Mr and Mrs Bhaer accept a quadroon boy to their school.

“One of La Blanche's little quadroon boys - half naked too ..

She tried to speak to the little quadroon boy; but no sound would come, at first. When he heard his name uttered, helooked up, and his mistress was pointing to the door. He laid aside the great, soft fan, and obediently stole away,over the polished floor, on his bare tiptoes.

One hot afternoon when a quadroon boy was fanning her son, ..

Then, we are told that one hot afternoon, when looking at her baby while it was being fanned by a quadroon boy, she was suddenly left aghast. The narrator does not reveal why her breath has been taken away, but concentrates instead on the effects of the shock:

One of La Blanche’s little quadroon boys–half naked too–stood fanning the ..
She tried to speak to the little quadroon boy; but no soundwould come, at first. When he heard his name uttered, he lookedup, and his mistress was pointing to the door. He laid aside thegreat, soft fan, and obediently stole away, over the polishedfloor, on his bare tiptoes.
She tried to speak to the little quadroon boy; but no sound would come, at first

Quadroon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here the door opened, and a small quadroon boy, between four and five years of age, entered the room. There was something in his appearance remarkably beautiful and engaging. His black hair, fine as floss silk, hung in glossy curls about his round, dimpled face, while a pair of large dark eyes, full of fire and softness, looked out from beneath the rich, long lashes, as he peered curiously into the apartment. A gay robe of scarlet and yellow plaid, carefully made and neatly fitted, set off to advantage the dark and rich style of his beauty; and a certain comic air of assurance, blended with bashfulness, showed that he had been not unused to being petted and noticed by his master.

around that “quadroon boy,” an antiquated derogative for someone of mixed race

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She tried to speak to the little quadroon boy; but no sound would come, at first. When he heard his name uttered, he looked up, and his mistress was pointing to the door. He laid aside the great, soft fan, and obediently stole away, over the polished floor, on his bare tiptoes.

Here the door opened, and a small quadroon boy,be- tween four and five years of age, entered the room. "Come here, Jim Crow," said Mr. Shelby. "Now, Jim,.

Quadroon | Definition of quadroon by Merriam-Webster

One of La Blanche's little quadroon boys - half naked too - stood fanning the child slowly with a fan of peacock feathers. Désirée's eyes had been fixed absently and sadly upon the baby, while she was striving to penetrate the threatening mist that she felt closing about her. She looked from her child to the boy who stood beside him, and back again; over and over. "Ah!" It was a cry that she could not help; which she was not conscious of having uttered. The blood turned like ice in her veins, and a clammy moisture gathered upon her face.