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Fortune Store at Your Door

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 5



Appeared in

Sugarcane House and Other Stories About Mr. Fat

Story Summary

A short story from Adrienne Bond's marvelous anthology "Sugarcane House" in which runaway slave Mr. Fat's rude mule, Brownie, threatens to commit suicide if he has to keep sleeping with the hogs and pulling a slop-wagon. But it's all part of Brownie's cunning plan to get Mr. Fat to open a grocery store.