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    Available in PDF Format | DEEPHAVEN.pdf | English
    Sarah O. Jewett (Author)
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. 1905 edition. Excerpt:, from whence we had a capital view of the audience and the ring, and could see the people come in. Mrs. Kew was on the lookout for acquaintances, and her spirits as well as our own 'seemed to rise higher and higher. She was on the alert, moving her head this way and that to catch sight of people, giving us a running commentary in the mean time. It was very pleasant to see a person so happy as Mrs. Kew was that day, and I dare say in speaking of the occasion she would say the same thing of Kate and me,--for it was such a good time! We bought some peanuts, without which no circus seems complete, and we listened to the conversations which were being carried on around us while we were waiting for the performance to begin. There were two old farmers whom we had noticed occasionally in Deephaven: one was telling the other, with great confusion of pronouns, about a big pig which had lately been killed. 'John did feel dreadful disappointed at having to kill now,' we heard him say, ' bein' as he had calc'lated to kill along near Thanksgivin time: there was goin' to be a new moon then, and he expected to get seventy-five or a hundred pound more on to him. But he did n't seem to gain, and me and 'Bijah both told him he 'd be better to kill now, while everything was favor'ble, and if he set out to wait something might happen to him, and then I 've always held that you can't get no hog only just so fur, and for my part I don't like these great overgrown creatur's. I like well enough to see a hog that '11 weigh six hunderd, just for the beauty on 't, but for my eatin' give me one that '11 just rise three. 'Bijah's accurate, and he says he is goin' to weigh risin' five hundred and fifty. I shall stop, as I go home, to John's wife's brother's and see if...
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  • Sarah O. Jewett (Author)
  • (10 July 2012)
  • English
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