Brampton Sketches; Old-time New England Life

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byMary Bucklin Claflin

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... with her elbow, but I tell ye, there wan't no need o' that nudge, for the fall o' the turbin knocked all the sleep out o' me. I cast my eyes 'round to Huldy, an' she was blushin' up to her hair; an' there was a smirk on everybody's face, an' I noticed that even the ministers had to use their handkerchiefs consid'able about that time. I wasn't long in pickin' up that turbin an' puttin' it on my head, but I was so flustered I put it on hind side afore, an' the feathers hung over the back instid o' the front. I twitched it 'round leetle by leetle, till I got it into place, an' that made everybody giggle the more, and Huldy couldn't get over it; she was dreadfully cut up 'bout it, an' I was thankful when that ordination was over. I never put that p'leese an' turbin on agin till sleighin' time, I tell ye. " It was at this ordination that Mr. Jones first see Huldy; Miss Smith--she that was Polly Brush--introduced 'em; she used to live in. Brampton. Well, mother thought they better be married in the fall o' the year or the spring, on account of Huldy's clothes, as, bein' the minister's wife, she wouldn't like to wear her bridal bunnet for the first time out of season. " Just before Huldy was married, as she was goin' to be united to a minister who had seen consid'able of the world,--he had been several times to Boston, an' once as fur as New York, to the westward,--it was thought best that she should visit the city to do a little tradin'. Pa give her ten dollars to spend, cautioning of her to be sure an' bring some on't back. Huldy was proper proud an pooty high in the instep, I tell yer, an' she set her heart on havin' a set of chany; she said she thought 'twould add to Mr. Jones's usefulness in the parish, if they had a nice set of chany to...

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... with her elbow, but I tell ye, there wan't no need o' that nudge, for the fall o' the turbin knocked all the s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217690157

ISBN - 13:9780217690157

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