Twelve short stories, including some of the best stories Bradford has done. Child of God won the O. Henry Memorial prize. Cooter is a haunting story of a negro girl to whom the primitive pull of the jungle was stronger than the overlay of civilization. Plantation negroes, bayou negroes, loves negroes, and negroes of Saratoga Street, New Orleans. The stories have a wider appeal, because they are not told in dialect, and may enlarge Bradford's market. He knows his Louisiana darkies, and they come to life on these pages.