Missus Buck--Part II (A Short Story) -- Also read Slave Auction--Part I (A Short Story), Trouble Down South and Other Stories, and Mo' Trouble Down South
by Katrina Parker Williams
Missus Buck--Part Two (A Short Story)--from the Trouble Down South Series (Also Read Slave Auction--Part One) A 6850-Word Short Story If you liked "Slave Auction" from Trouble Down South and Other Stories, you're going to love to hate "Missus Buck," a 6850-word short story about an elderly woman, advanced in years, who fosters a spirit of hostility toward her daughter-in-law because she believes her to be a commoner. Their family descending from German aristocracy, Missus Buck believes her son has married beneath him when he weds Missus Julie, who feels the sting of her disapproval even from the first day she met her. Missus Buck shows no mercy towards Missus Julie's slaves and squares off with Missus Julie's favored slave, the feisty Rubeline.