The Graysons; A Story Of Illinois

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byEdward Eggleston

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... AKE'S leadership had received a severe blow, and Bob could hardly believe that he would be able to muster a company again. But Hogan's vindictiveness and persistence rendered it probable that he would not rest in his present ridiculous position without making an effort to redeem himself, even if he had to act with a small party. "You see," Bob explained to Mason that Saturday night, "Jake's got the most p'ison kind uv hold-on you ever seed. He's shore to try't over, fust or last." "He won't let you fool him again," said Mason. Bob smiled and picked up a chip, which he began to whittle as an aid to reflection. "It would be a juberous thing to try again. But I'm goin' to see Pete Markham in the mornin'. He 'll go apast h-yer to the camp-meetin', fer he's a Methodis' by marriage,--that is, his wife's a member, un that makes Pete feel 'z if he wuz a kind-uv a member-in-law. Un Pete knows mighty well't when the time comes roun' fer him to run fer office, it 'll be worth while to know pussidin' elders, un circus-riders, un locus' preachers, un exhausters, un all sorts uv camp-meetin' people. Pete's jes' as shore to go to campmeetin' a Sunday mornin' 'z a bear is to eat honey when he comes acrost a tumbledown bee-tree." The next morning Bob stood in his shirt-sleeves leaning over Mrs. Grayson's gate and watching the people that rode to the great Sunday assembly at the Union camp-ground. Many a staid plow-horse, with collar-marks on his shoulders, had been diligently curried and brushed to transform him into a stylish saddle-nag; and many a young man, with hands calloused by ax-helve and plow-handle, rode to-day in his Sunday best with a blooming girl by his side, or behind him, and with the gay heart of a troubadour in his breast. Fresh calico dresses, in which the dom...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... AKE'S leadership had received a severe blow, and Bob could hardly believe that he would be able to muster a company again. But Hogan'...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217797970

ISBN - 13:9780217797979

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