Full-black mourning

The novel’s Parthenia Leila Ellis would have looked something like this, during her period of full-black mourning for her dead Confederate husband. Except that her face was usually covered by the veil that went with it—to spare others the disconcerting sight of her tears.

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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