The Saturday Evening Post Volume 183, No. 8

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 183, No. 8

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...so. Crawford's nigger has burned all the red hair off of Ben Slater, just like I'm tellin' you. I seen him do it. He threw it in the fire and it got all burned up." You'd have enjoyed seein' her. For the life of her she couldn't tell whether to take stock in the tale or not. She fretted over it for a good spell before she said anything more. _ "Where's Ben?" she asks me suddenly then. "He's hidin' down in the bunkhouse." says I. "Go send him up here to me," says she; and I went down and done it. He was with her in there for as much as half an hour. Then, from where I was watchin', I seen him come out again and go trailin' off hot-foot down the creek with the Able-Minded Lady standin' on the back porch to see him go. " Oh, Billy!" she calls to me when he was out of sight. "Sit down here on the step," she says, when I'd got up to her. And there we was right across from each other, with our backs up against two different posts. "Billy," she says, as soon as we'd got fixed--"Billy, tell me this: How does it feel to be a goat?." Wasn't that a curious sort of a thing to say to me? I couldn't see the sense of it. Nor I didn't like it either. A goat's right. next thing to a sheep, for one thing; and if there's anything in this world I can't abide it's a sheep. Didn't it sound as if she'd started to trifle with my feelin's? "Who's a goat?" I says. "You needn't think, just because I chew the rag a little once in a while " She fetched a picture out from under her apron where she'd been hidin' it, and held it out to me. Ben's picture it was. He wasn't dressed like I'd knew him; I judged he...show more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771869
  • 9781236771865