Randy's Summer

Randy's Summer

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Excerpt: ...fancy to that little rocky pasture er yourn, and I feel 's if I'd lots rather have it, little as it is, than the cash, 'f you'll believe me." Jason Meade sat back in his chair with the bland air of a man who had done a good deed in praising his neighbor's property. Mrs. Weston came out of the closet where she had been placing the dishes and stood by her husband's chair, anxiously awaiting his answer. She knew his generous nature, 122 but she believed that this time he would be firm. Randy, who after tea had taken the fairy book to the table to read, now leaned forward with parted lips. Slowly Mr. Weston turned toward his neighbor, and a faint smile played about his lips as he said, "I'll tell ye, Jason, I jist thought that while it ain't so very val'able now, I've 'bout decided to keep it, for when the railroad comes clean through it, I'm thinkin' I'll be reel pleased to think it's my property." Jason Meade's mouth opened to its widest extent, and to say that he was amazed, astonished, or surprised, would be expressing it very mildly indeed. He cleared his throat and blinked once or twice, then, as no suitable remark seemed to suggest itself he arose, and pushing back his chair, he said "he'd reely have to go as he'd got an arrant to do at Mrs. Gray's." He sheepishly made his way toward the door, and mumbling something about the weather, 123 he dejectedly stalked out with the air of a disappointed man. "Why, father," said Randy, "he didn't even ask you how you knew about the railroad." Mr. Weston laughed as he said: "I guess he didn't care how I knew. That I knew at all was what worried him." 124 CHAPTER VIII-TABLEAUX One morning Miss Dayton sent a little hastily written note to Mrs. Weston, saying that she was planning another entertainment which she believed would be as enjoyable as the picnic had been, and asking if Randy might come over and help her make some preparations for the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236711785
  • 9781236711786