Unformatted text preview: -every year in the spring, Henry would become young, and in the fall, like the grapevines, he would wither.-Master Dugal began to sell Henry for a high price when he was young and buy him back for a much lower price when he would wither.-A yankee comes to the vineyard and kills the vines by trimming them too close and digging too close to the root. He also puts lime and ashes on the vines. They eventually die and Master Dugal is forced out of business.-We later discover that this tale is half truth, half fiction. "Uncle Julius," the story-teller, does not want the narrator to purchase the property because he has a small cabin on the grounds and makes a living off of the neglected grape vines.-Extensive dialect is used and although "Uncle Julius" is a poor b lack Southerner, he expresses authority by reiterating that he witnessed first hand the effect of the goophered grapevine...
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- Fall '08
- History, Vitis, Grape, old black man, goophered grapevine, prospective Southern plantation