Gettysburg; Stories Of The Red Harvest And The Aftermath

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byElsie Singmaster

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VIII THE GREAT DAY VIII THE GREAT DAY OLD BILLY GUDE strode slowly into the kitchen, where his wife bent over the stove. Just inside the door he stopped, and chewed meditatively upon the toothpick in his mouth. His wife turned presently to look at him. "What are you grinning at?" she asked pleasantly. Billy did not answer. Instead he sat down in his armchair and lifted his feet to the window-sill. "Won't you speak, or can't you? " demanded Mrs. Gude. When he still did not respond, she gravely pushed her frying-pan to the back of the stove, and went toward the door. Before her hand touched the latch, however, Billy came to himself. "Abbie!" he cried. "I can't stop now," answered Mrs. Gude. "I gave you your chance to tell what you got to tell. Now you can wait till I come home." "You'll be sorry." Mrs. Gude looked back. Her husband still grinned. "You're crazy," she said, with conviction, and went out. An instant later she reopened the door. Billy was executing a pas seul in the middle of the floor. "Are you crazy?" she demanded, in affright. Billy paused long enough to wink at her. "You better go do your errand, Abbie." Abbie seized him by the arm. "What is the matter?" Then Billy's news refused longer to be retained. "There's a great day comin'," he announced solemnly. "The President of the United States is comin' here on Decoration Day to see the battle-field." "What of that?" said Abbie scornfully. "It won't do you no good. He'll come in the morning in an automobile, an' he'll scoot round the field with Jakie Barsinger a-settin' on the step tellin' lies, an' you can see him go by." "See him go by nothin'," declared Billy. "That's where you 're left. He's comin' in the mornin' on a special train, an' he's goin' to be driven round the field, an' he's goin' to ma...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VIII THE GREAT DAY VIII THE GREAT DAY OLD BILLY GUDE strode slowly into the kitchen, where his wife bent over the stove. Just inside ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217482910

ISBN - 13:9780217482912

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