In My Youth

In My Youth

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...gaily-dressed and evidently very worldly people, overtook and passed us. Plain farmers with their wives and children, some on horseback and some on foot, were plodding along in the same direction, all headed toward the place where the Great Moral Exhibition was about to hold forth. Presently we overtook a very tired and mud-bedraggled Friend whom I recognized as one of the overseers of our meetin'. His name was Abner Jones, and he was noted for his zeal in looking after such of the members as were prone to fall into ungodly ways. He stood by the roadside and looked up at us so shamefacedly that I am sure father was inwardly shaking with laughter although outwardly he appeared as solemn as a meetin'house on First-day mornin'. "How's thee, Abner?" he said pleasantly to the wayfarer. "Howdy, Stephen," was the response. "If thee's going to town, thee might as well get in and ride with us," said father. "Well, I s'pose it's just as cheap ridin' as walkin'," returned Abner; and without another word he climbed into the wagon, shook hands with us all, and sat down on the straw beside Cousin Mandy Jane. "I see thee's like the rest of us," said father; "thee's on thy way to the Great Moral Exhibition." "What!" answered Abner indignantly. "If thee means the big show that I've heerd somethin' about, thee's mightily mistaken. I want thee to understand that I'm not so worldly-minded as to be a-traipsin' all the way to Dashville jist to see that abomination of desolation." "Well, but, Abner," returned father, " thee knows that a man is judged by the company he keeps; and thee seems to be going in the same direction with the rest of us." "Yes, I'm goin' to...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507673
  • 9781236507679