Lightnin'

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byFrank Bacon

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... LIGHTNIN CHAPTER I "T TIM?" the local postmaster of Calivada JL 1 would say, in reply to your question about the quaint little old man who had just ambled away from the desk with a bundle of letters stuffed in his pocket. "Why, that's Lightnin' Bill Jones! We call him Lightnin' because he ain't. Nature didn't give no speed to Bill. No, sir, far as I know, Lightnin' 'ain't never done a day's work in his life--but there ain't none of us ever thinks any the less of him for that! Bill's got a way with him, an' he kin tell some mighty good yarns. Lightnin's all right!" And when you met Bill Jones you agreed with the postmaster. You looked into Lightnin's twinkling, shrewdly humorous eyes and you smiled--smiled with him.:-TfotJ:thought, of the reply he made to a 'stfanger who protested against his indolence. "Well," Bill said, with that shrewd glance of his, "I ain't keepin' you from makin' a million dollars, am I?" Old Bill was full of remarks like that, and sometimes those about him were not so sure as to his lack of speed, in spite of his aimless, easy-going habits. You never can tell from the feet alone. Those closest to him were not sure at all; he "had them guessing." There was no doubt that his wife, simple, earnest, hard-working woman that she was, loved him. She mothered him and did not seem to worry much about his shiftless ways. He was her husband, and that was enough for her. What Mrs. Jones thought of her husband's mental acumen would be another question, perhaps, but up to the present she had always consulted Bill's wishes and sought his advice. Their adopted daughter, Millie, a pretty, wholesome, brown-haired girl of nineteen, worshiped Bill. Any one who said a word against "daddy" had Millie to deal with. The third person Bill had guessing was J...

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... LIGHTNIN CHAPTER I "T TIM?" the local postmaster of Calivada JL 1 would say, in reply to your question about the quaint little...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217014518

ISBN - 13:9780217014519

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