The Cedars; More of Child Life

The Cedars; More of Child Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...I bait the critters, lleck'n I shan't want no lunch." Granny langhed, patted my head an' said, "All right, dear, git a good dinner. Never saw a boy yet who couldn't manage a lunch beside. You're a plucky little fellow an' will whip all the British you meet 'twixt here an' Harvard." I 'most thought she was making fun uv me, but buttoned my coat, drew on my red mittens, shouldered my goad, which I'd need if the critters were lazy, an' mounted good old Doxey. She was jest as proud uv her awk'ard, shamblin', knock-kneed red colt as if she'd believed he'd turn out a Dexter at the least. At fust it was pooty good fun, an' I fancied myself a kind o' modern patriarch, a leetle young, maybe, but still I thought Abraham an' Isaac an' Jacob, an' all them other old fellers, felt about the same a-driving their sheep an' oxen afore them when they moved their tents. We baited at Townsend, an' rested two or three hours, for some o' th' lambs were kinder young an' not over strong. By dusk it was pooty tiresome; I hed to git off an' git on so many times, to stir up the lazy ones an' drive the stragglers back into the path. It was sartain sure I shouldn't git home that night, at all events not very early. It got awful still an' dark! I hedn't seen a soul to speak to sence I left Townsend; an' it was mighty poor fun talkin' to dumb critters that couldn't talk back, though even a bleat, a moo, or a neigh was better 'n nothin'. By an' by through the still air come a heavy boomin' noise. It sounded for all the world like a cannon. I knew well enough the sound o' that sence the great firin' in honor o' Perry's victory on Lake Erie. It come agin and agin: Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! then silence; then nearer an' louder 'n ever, the farther I got on the road...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642864
  • 9781236642868