The Novels And Stories Of Frank Stockton (volume 3)

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byFrank Richard Stockton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII LOED EDWARD AND THE TEEE-MAN It was winter at Rudder Grange. The season was the same at other places, but that fact did not particularly interest Euphemia and myself. It was winter with us, and we were ready for it. That was the great point, and it made us proud to think that we had not been taken unawares, notwithstanding the many things that were to be thought of on a little farm like ours. It is true that we had always been prepared for winter, wherever we had lived; but this was a different case. In other days it did not matter much whether we were ready or not; but now our house, our cow, our poultry, and, indeed, ourselves, might have suffered--there is no way of finding out exactly how much--if we had not made all possible preparations for the coming of cold weather. But there was a great deal yet to be thought of and planned out, although we were ready for winter. The next thing to think of was spring. We laid out the farm. We decided where we would have wheat, corn, potatoes, and oats. We would have a man by the day to sow and reap. The intermediate processes I thought I could attend to myself. Everything was talked over, ciphered over, and freely discussed by my wife and myself, except one matter, which I planned and worked out alone, doing most of the necessary calculations at the office, so as not to excite Euphemia's curiosity. I had determined to buy a horse. This would be one of the most important events of our married life, and it demanded a great deal of thought, which I gave it. The horse was chosen for me by a friend. He was an excellent beast, the horse, excelling, as my friend told me, in muscle and wit. Nothing better than this could be said about a horse. He was a sorrel animal, quite handsome, gentle enough for Euphem...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII LOED EDWARD AND THE TEEE-MAN It was winter at Rudder Grange. The season was the same at other places, but that f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217124240

ISBN - 13:9780217124249

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