The Project Gutenberg eBook of Darkwater, by W.E.B. DuBois.
Feb 28, 2005 · I THE SHADOW OF YEARS. I was born by a golden river and in the shadow of two great hills, five years after the Emancipation Proclamation. The house was quaint, with clapboards running up and down, neatly trimmed, and there were five rooms, a tiny porch, a rosy front yard, and unbelievably delicious strawberries in the rear.