A Pupil of Chestnut Ridge

A Pupil of Chestnut Ridge

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The schoolmaster of Chestnut Ridge was interrupted in his afterschool solitude by the click of hoof and sound of voices on the little bridle path that led to the scant clearing in which his schoolhouse stood. He laid down his pen as the figures of a man and woman on horseback passed the windows and dismounted before the porch. He recognized the complacent, good-humored faces of Mr. and Mrs. Hoover, who owned a neighboring ranch of some importance and who were accounted well to do people by the community. Being a childless couple, however, while they generously contributed to the support of the little school, they had not added to its flock, and it was with some curiosity that the young schoolmaster greeted them and awaited the purport of their visit. This was protracted in delivery through a certain polite dalliance with the real subject characteristic of the Southwestern pioneer.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Pdm Classics
  • United States
  • English
  • 0740824031
  • 9780740824036