Wheat and Huckleberries; Or Dr. Northmore's Daughters

Wheat and Huckleberries; Or Dr. Northmore's Daughters

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... was so 'fraid he'd come to want that he dassn't give a cent of it away, or let his own folks have enough to live on." "I ain't excusing Squire Ethan," said the deacon, N bridling. "He made a god of his money, and he'll be held responsible for it. But Solomon Ridgeway ain't half witted. He's been crack-brained for the last forty years, and you know it." The coolness of her manner increased with his rising heat. "Oh, Solomon's daft, Ruel," she said in her politest manner. "We won't argy about I/zat. A man must be daft that takes his wife's death so hard it eeny most kills him, and he stays single all the rest of his life. A man that had full sense would be courting some other woman inside a year." The deacon's eyes kindled. "You talk like one of the foolish women, 'Katharine," he said sharply. "A man ain't compelled to stay single all the rest of his days because the Lord's seen fit to take awayhis wife. The Biblesays it ain't good for man to be alone, and 'whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing.' " She laughed her thin mocking laugh. "And the more he has of 'em the better, I s'pose! You don't happen to remember, do you, any place where it says she that finds a husband finds a good thing?" Apparently the exact verse was not at hand, but Ruel Saxon was prepared without it. "There are some things that folks with common sense are s'posed to know without being told," he said tartly. _ The words had come so fast from both sides that even Aunt Elsie had not been able to interpose till this moment. She seized the pause now with hurrying eagerness. "Aunt Katharine," she said, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882334
  • 9781236882332