Conflicts and Triumphs of an Itinerant; REV. John Kiger Volume 4

Conflicts and Triumphs of an Itinerant; REV. John Kiger Volume 4

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...in the middle of the room, and carried it out in the morning before a light appeared. "I must now go back to the supper. We sat there, hungry and tired, waiting to be called out to a smoking supper, for we had not been favored with dinner that day; hence the expected announcement was awaited with considerable anxiety. At last the blissful words were spoken, and we were invited out to a little shedkitchen, and there supper awaited us. I am quite certain the table was there. On it was a long dish, filled with backbones. This was a dish of which I was always very fond. I found, much to my sorrow, that these were cold. This I could have endured, hungry as I was, if there had been any meat on them--but they were bones. I suppose they had cooked a big kettle of them several days before, and the family had been living off them all that time; so the meat was-pretty well gone. I took one after an other on my plate, still hoping I would find some meat; but I got tired, and gave up in despair. It was no better next morning, for it was only cold backbones, diminished by six or eight. "The quarterly-meeting was near there, though I never went back to Dr. Scott's again. I found out the secret of his securing the cognomen, 'Dr. Scott.' Many years before, a man passed through that country selling patent medicines. He made Scott his agent. The medicines he sold acquired some degree of notoriety, and after awhile the people began to call him 'Doctor' Scott. "At the close of the quarterly-meeting, Brother Cadwell started home via Rough Creek, to return my borrowed horse. At No Creek he provided a different way for me to get home. It had rained for ten or twelve days while I was in Kentucky. Green River was...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834976
  • 9781236834973