American writer Zora Neal Hurston had a short career, mostly in the 1940s. She died in obscurity in 1960 and was buried in an unmarked grave. Her work was nearly forgotten for many years. Fortunately, in the past thirty years, her stories and books have been re-discovered and celebrated. Her Story in Harlem Slang is a buried treasured that deserves attnention. The story itself is simple, but the language– Harlem slang– is remarkable. One might even say that it is Harlem Shakespeare. Don’t miss the glossary at the end of the story.