The Saturday Evening Post Volume 187, No. 7

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 187, No. 7

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...down under the pines and left the baby in the little box she had fixed for it. He got up from his chair and went and looked down at the little thing--the way a dog looks down at a new litter of kittens--as though it was hard to understand. And sometimes, when he was sitting alone beside the front door and I could hear her singing upstairs, I used to think of what he had said about women humming round the house. But I knew if I went over and looked I'd find his face like a galvanizediron mask. And there you are! Nobody knows about matters of this kind--how they work out; but I remember that there was almost a week more to run when, on Friday, the sixth day of May, there came the big revolution. And I was away. About noon the girl went out onto the porch of the old Whitney place. She was dressed exactly as she had been when she came. She wore the same hat, the same brown suit, the same shoes; and she carried the baby in her arms. She found Martin sitting there, resting after his work in the shop. "Good-by!" she said with a new look in her face. Whitney just stared at her. "I'm going," she said. "It is not yet time," said he. "The day has not come." "Nevertheless, I am going," she answered, looking straight at him out of her big gray eyes. "What is the matter?" asked Martin. And then she threw open all the batteries of her feelings. "I've realized--that's a," she began. "I'm tired of being treated the way I've always been treated--like a potted plant. It's the way most women are treated, it seems to me. I'm not a piece of property. I owe no apologies to anybody for what I've ever done. The worst thing I ever did was to be a woman. And, before it's too...show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236956052
  • 9781236956057