Life Of Jefferson S. Batkins; Member From Cranberry Centre by Joseph Stevens JonesLife Of Jefferson S. Batkins; Member From Cranberry Centre by Joseph Stevens Jones

Life Of Jefferson S. Batkins; Member From Cranberry Centre

byJoseph Stevens Jones

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. CAUGHT IN A SHOWER. In reply to my father, who occasionally expressed his opinion of my neglect of instruction upon matters which a study of some popular works would give me, I stated--what he already knew--that I was averse to reading books, not having a very high idea of learning. I told him I preferred to study human nature, in men and animals. I had been studying the faces of the people at the land sale, and among the rest the members of Mr. Feathergilt's family, who were considered in Cranberry Centre of that class ca.lled by those of less pretensions, the " upper crust," which, as Aunt Dolly explained to me, had some reference to the top piece on the mince pies. I was making my own estimate of these people, when I was so unexpectedly introduced to the young lady. I dare say I may get my ideas somewhat mixed, as I endeavor to give an account of this ride, growing out of our being caught in a shower. Showers are common enough, and almost everybody has, at some period of their lives, been overtaken by that natural display of aquosity and noise, called a thunder-storm. Matters so common would hardly seem of much importance in the life sf any individual, unless he had been struck by lightning. It is true, I had not. Many persons have dated much of their happiness or misery from some accidental cause, not unfrequently from being caught in a shower.. When I was quite a lad, I confess I was afraid of thunder, and. if in the night, crawled into Aunt Dolly's room for protection. I afterwards discovered that thunder was only a noise, and harmless; that the lightning was like the fire and shot from the cannon, and did like mischief, if it hit. I cannot say now that I have the same fear at an explosion of this natural battery during a thunder shower,...
Title:Life Of Jefferson S. Batkins; Member From Cranberry CentreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217964273

ISBN - 13:9780217964272