Tales of Tioga, Pennsylvania and Its People

Tales of Tioga, Pennsylvania and Its People

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...old rope." Mr. Harden was at this time an elderly man without family and living a very solitary life for one naturally so social and domestic, and in the absence of other occupation was in the habit of gathering all local news and gossip in circulation. After glancing at the stranger out of the "tail of his eye," Mr. Harden began the following monologue: "Would you be finding the sleighing good over your way?" No response. "Did you drive all the way from your place this morning?" No response. Then followed a good deal of rubbing of one hand into the palm of the other, a flushing of the face with righteous indignation and a quick, angry turn of the head in the direction of the stranger; "Well I was just merely wishing to exchange salutations with you," said Harden, "and if you haven't the courtesy to reply that is not my fault. I was simply inquiring whether there is much sickness in your neighborhood." Just at the conclusion of the last inquiry the stranger, without taking any notice of Mr. Harden, walked briskly past him within touching distance and passed out of the oflice. The silence was unbroken for several minutes, except by the scratching of Bodine's pen, who, with head down, was waiting results. Mr. Harden: "Isaac, do you know that man that just left your place of business?" Mr. Bodine: "Why, no, Uncle Tommy, I didn't notice who it was. Wasn't it one of the 's, of Delmar?" Mr. Harden: "It was not." Mr. Bodine: "I was very busy here and didn't notice who it was. Why do you ask?" Mr. Harden, still smarting under the discourtesy: "Because, Isaac, if I had that man's face...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821432
  • 9781236821430