The Atlantic Volume 42

The Atlantic Volume 42

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...talk a bird off a bush--master hand he was to slick things over! " There was folks as said they believed the doctor was knowin' to it, and that he felt a sort 0' carnal pride, sech as a minister ought n't fer to hev, and so shet his eyes to what was a--goin' on. Aunt Sally Nickerson said she was sure On 't; 't was all talked over down to old Miss Bummiger's funeral, and Aunt Sally she said the church ought to look into 't. But everybody knew Aunt Sally; she was allers watchin' 'for folks' haltin's, and settin' on herself up to jedge her neighbors. " Val, I never believed nothin' agin Parson Villimns; it was all Cufi's contrivances; but the fact was the fellers all got their blood up, and there was hoss racin' in all the parishes; and it got so they 'd even race hosses a Sunday. " Wal, of course they never got the doctor's hoss out a Sunday. Cuff would n't 'u' durst to do that, Lordy massy, nol He was allers there in church settin' up in the doctor's clothes, rollin' up his eyes and lookin' as pious as ef he never thought 0' racin' hosses; he was an awful solemn-lookin' nigger in church, Cuff was. " But there was a lot o' them fellers up to Pequot Holler--Bill Atkins and Ike Sanders and Tom Peters and them Hokum boys-used to go out arter meetin' Sunday arternoon and race hosses. Ye see, it was jest close to the state line, and if the s'lectmen was to come down on 'em, they could jest whip over the line and they could n't take 'em. " Wal, it got to be a. great scandal; the tellers talked about it up to the tavern, and the deacons and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 839g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833473
  • 9781236833471