Russell Ryder by David Bruce ConklinRussell Ryder by David Bruce Conklin

Russell Ryder

byDavid Bruce Conklin

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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: ... Chapter XIII WHEN GREEK MEETS GREEK The humdrum of affairs at the Ryder home was somewhat checked by a call from Martha, who appeared in the course of two or three days, bringing with her a red table-cloth with napkins to match, thus adding to the accumulation of articles toward Lydia's "coming" wedding. Mrs. Ryder was dyeing carpet rags, and Russell sat in his arm-chair brooding over a lot of hornet stings he had just received while putting a pulley up in the eaves of the barn. "Them's purty,Martha," said he, "an'Daught's got loads of other stuff all ready to jump at a minute's notice; and Scott seems to be wantin' t' pop th' question all th' time 'cause he acts so--but I'm blame if he hain't th' slowest at poppin' I ever did see. He ought t' know I wouldn't object." "Ye wouldn't, eh? p'haps Lydia would." "I don't think so. Why? 'Cause don't she go a-ridin' with him every time he asks her? Didn't I hear her singin' for him in th' parlor last night? She can't sing f sour apples; but she does th' best she can. Another thing which looks a little serious; she gits so mad when I say anything about him to her. Jerusalem! didn't she git red when I said I thought he was a-headin' her way! Now ye can't tell me she acts so if she ain't just ready t' say 'yes,' if he says, 'will ye?' Nixie, Martha, y'r old dad knows th' symptoms." "Well Pa," spoke up Martha, "'tell ye the truth, I've heard rumors m'self about them two; but of course they ain't no way o' tellin' nothin' 'bout it. I s'pose when th' time comes she'll up an' tell. She'll say 'yes' quick enough if she gits a chance--so many more women in th' country than there are men, it wouldn't do for her, or any other woman, t' let a good chance go by. Th' postoffice man says she gits a lot o' letters." "Good land!"...
Title:Russell RyderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217547796

ISBN - 13:9780217547796