Deacon Bradbury; A Novel

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byEdwin Asa Dix

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... XI AFTEKWAKD THE months that passed by following these events brought few outward changes to Felton or to Felton people. Save for a few deaths, and for that gracious ripening of the younger generation which is so imperceptible unless viewed across a span of time, the life of the town seemed in most respects unchanged. One well-known family had removed to Kentucky. Mrs. Henderson had died. So, too, had Mr. Dare, who expired suddenly of angina pectoris, and whose death freed his wife from a long constraint, and brought out her affectionate impulses and sisterly ministrations in a way which much surprised those who had misjudged her shallow but innately kind and tender disposition. Reed & Kemble's large grocery store had been burned to the ground by a fierce nocturnal fire, though Mr. Reed's drug store adjoining was saved through the efforts of the townspeople. The firm was securely insured, and, with the proceeds, promptly set about putting up a handsome new building, of brick instead of wood, the new store being much larger and more commodious than the former one, and the structure forming a striking addition to Felton's main street. With the Bradburys matters did not wholly prosper, for a time. The farm seemed to yield less and less. The small amount of money remaining to Mr. Bradbury after he had paid Mr. Leavitt sufficed, of course, for very little in the way of improvements. It amazed and disheartened the farmer to note how quickly it melted away under his hands in absolutely required replenishments and betterments. One or two needed labor-aiding devices, fertilizer, fencing and repairs, various imperative personal and household demands much in arrears--these ate into the precious little roll of bills with alarming rapidity, and the owner of the farm f...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... XI AFTEKWAKD THE months that passed by following these events brought few outward changes to Felton or to Felton people. Save ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021746372X

ISBN - 13:9780217463720

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