Miss Petticoats

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byDwight Tilton

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... 'flM& Slinks and Hrrows CHAPTER XIII A PIRATE CRAFT SIGHTED f HE slipping away of a year and a half in the I life of Old Chetford was marked by no--external changes of great importance. To be sure, the electric rails had writhed their way through many of the business streets and even down to Promontory Road, but that had long been considered inevitable; Deacon Snow had built a large new stable to the great discontent of some of his co-workers in the vineyard who could not see why a deacon should have more than one horse in any event; another cotton mill had been erected, and the city was climbing into the first rank of manufacturing communities; more plate glass had appeared in the places for retail trade, and a new theatre had been constructed out of the remains of the ancient Episcopal Church on Liberty Street. But none of these things was absolutely essential to the drama of human life in the old town. More noteworthy was the passing to his fathers of the Reverend Dr. Evans, the pastor of the Central Church for over thirty years. This blow was softened to the hearts of the younger parishioners of the gentler sex by the certainty that the good old clergyman would be succeeded by a youthful servant of the Lord, not long from the divinity school, and happily unmarried, Of course the "chroniclers of small beer" had not ceased their perennial purveyings; no quiet short of the grave can bring about the stilling of gossip and malice and innuendo. Not that Old Chetford had any particular prominence in this form of diversion; it simply held its own in that human desire for unpleasant knowledge about someone else that is probably found as fully developed in an Esquimaux village as in a New England town. The real, the momentous changes, fraught with good or evi...

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... 'flM& Slinks and Hrrows CHAPTER XIII A PIRATE CRAFT SIGHTED f HE slipping away of a year and a half in the I life of Old Che...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217785344

ISBN - 13:9780217785341

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