Old times in middle Georgia

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byRichard Malcolm Johnston

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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.1897 Excerpt: ... in So that first enemy was forgiven freely, and not another word against her was ever heard to come out of Penniny's mouth, although in Mr. Pate's opinion not very many a cow with a crumpled horn ever looked more forlorn than she did now. Time and time again she declared that she never would get over it. Yet when, in the following year, Billy Gunnell's wife died, leaving two poor little motherless children, she couldn't keep, to save her life, from being sorry for them, and thankful they were too young to feel the full extent of their loss. Rememberinghow Billy had sympathized in her and her orphans' griefs, what time they were freshest and sorest, common gratitude drove her to feel sorry for Billy also. I need not say what was the final outcome of such mutualities. With Billy she fell in love, the same as with Jeff, and when the first Gunnell baby was born, that other woman had, it seemed, no other business to do but to rise, and cast her malignant shadow upon a path that otherwise would have been in renewed continuous sunshine. "I jest can't help it," often she pleaded; "I love my children, both sets of 'em, so much, and I love Billy the same, that it makes me perfect miser'ble to think of another woman coming in to hector over things in this house, and me in the ground, and not able even to turn over in my grave, much less get out and reg'late such things in general. Oh, you may laugh; but it's so. I actual hate that woman, sinful if it may be, and I acknowledge that I wouldn't make any strenious objections to the bad man getting possessions of her when her time comes, if not before. Everybody know I were the same in Jeff's lifetime, and Doctor Lewis said it were the thought of it kept me from dying that time I come so nigh a-doing of it. When Jeff died,...

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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.1897 Excerpt: ... in So that first enemy was forgiven freely, and not another word against her was ever heard to come out of Penniny's mouth, alth...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217263569

ISBN - 13:9780217263566

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