Plain People; A Story of the Western Reserve

Plain People; A Story of the Western Reserve

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... does not appear. The officiating minister, whom we have already met at Mrs. Morton's Thanksgiving party, was waiting for them, and immediately commenced his part of the ceremony, while the guests crowded up as closely as possible, and stood on tiptoe and stretched their necks to the utmost extent in order to get a good view of the transaction. The ceremony was short, simple, and impressive. A perfect quiet prevailed as the clergyman pronounced the fateful words: "By virtue of the authority vested in me, I pronounce you husband and wife. Whom God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." Who could tell how much of weal or woe was bound up in those brief sentences? Tremendous words, that linked two hearts and lives together until separated by death--or the decree of a Common Pleas Court. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the groom promptly improved the first opportunity he had ever enjoyed to kiss his wife. The people flocked around them to tender their congratulations and wish much joy to the happy couple, who by this time began to feel quite at home, and received the good wishes of their friends in a creditable manner. Then the welcome odor of coffee began to be perceptible from the direction of the kitchen, and caused a rush for seats. Harry succeeded in getting hold of a couple of chairs, and invited Miss Mills to occupy one of them. They sat down in the corner of the room in which they had been standing, and resumed the conversation that had been interrupted by the entrance of the bridal party. An excellent repast, consisting of such dishes as could he prepared in a country home, and to which was added oysters as a great rarity, was served, and conversation grew animated again, spiced with plenty of jokes, which, if not more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664946X
  • 9781236649461