This book contains all of JH Chandler's writings and original illustrations from the original manuscripts. Written from the fond memory of Mr. Chandler, he attempts to recreate the voice of his storyteller, a former black sleeve. As such he uses the colloquial verbiage that is often mistaken for racism. If you are sensitive and are not capable of accepting this prose as a tribute to the old storyteller - then this book is not for you. If you were fortunate to have lived and heard old black people speak in their lexicon and can appreciate it - then this book is for you.