Hearts Steadfast

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byEdward Stewart Moffat

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII LTHOUGH Alva woke long before inert among her tumbled coverings, staring up the ridgepole of her tent as she thought she had stared up into the darkness all night long. Not until the long, hot fingers of the midsummer sun lanced through the flap of her tent and she heard old Sarah pottering around the stove, could she rouse herself to take up another day's false duties. Heavy, dull-eyed, and listless, she went about the dreary business of dressing with never a look into the mirror that would have given her some muchneeded advice, and finally joined the old woman in the kitchen, her hair wound loosely about her head and her face congested with the night's impotent thinking. "Well, this is the day you're popular!" remarked the hardy frontiers-woman cheerily, as she stuffed greasewood into the stove. "The Town-site Company's big dance comes off to-night. They'll all be honeyin' around a splitting headache held her here soon. I wisht I wuz young and beautiful again. I'd like to whirl a few meself." "Dance?" echoed Alva, with a mirthless laugh. "Why should anyone want to dance here?" "You'll see why soon enough when the young felluhs begin snoopin' round," was Sarah's sage retort. "You can't keep young blood still, even in the Funerals. I guess you'll go, fast enough. I never see a pretty girl yet that wasn't crazy to be pestered to death over a dance, and you needn't think you'll get by, missy!" "That's what / say," agreed a breezy voice in the doorway, as Mrs. Baker's bulky figure announced her morning call. "You and me and Andy's wife and that freckled-faced misery from Bindelmann's books ain't very many to entertain three hundred men, but we ought to try it if only for society's sake. Baker says the Committee scraped the desert clean as far sou...

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII LTHOUGH Alva woke long before inert among her tumbled coverings, staring up the ridgepole of her tent as she thoug...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217219926

ISBN - 13:9780217219921

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