16 Old Maids Henry D. Taylor

ISBN: 9781151385550

Published: February 1st 2012

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68 pages


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16 Old Maids  by  Henry D. Taylor

16 Old Maids by Henry D. Taylor
February 1st 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 68 pages | ISBN: 9781151385550 | 8.26 Mb

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. 1888. Excerpt: ... OUR VILLAGE GOSSIP. JEMIMA PEPPER,MoreThis 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. 1888. Excerpt: ... OUR VILLAGE GOSSIP. JEMIMA PEPPER, maiden, was the one V-/ character of our village. Her age was very uncertain, but I suppose she must have been this side of thirty, for I believe that was the maximum age of every unmarried lady I have ever met. We didnt take a great many newspapers in our town, for we were away from any line of railroad, and our mail accommodations were limited. Quite a little village had sprung up close to the river, called Beautiful City, and most of the inhabitants, like myself, were well-to-do farmers.

Our lack of communication with the outside world was more than made up by Miss Pepper, who could spread more news in a day than half a dozen well-conducted newspapers. One morning, while we were eating breakfast, the door opened and in came Jemima. She was all out of breath, and evidently had some very important news, for the afternoon was her usual time of visiting, or perhaps the newspaper men would put it, that was the time she went to press.

We did not have to wait long to find out what had happened, for after taking two or three long breaths, by way of winding up, she said: You know the boat came in this morning, and what do you think? Two passengers got off--a woman dressed in black, and a young man about twenty or thirty, her son probably--and they landed ever so many boxes, and chests, and bundles, and barrels, and trunks, and bags, and furniture, and I heard the young man asking where the old Wilder farm was, and if there was anybody about who could take them and their things up to the house.

Mr. Jones said he would carry them up in his carriage, and then go down with his oxen and get the goods.-I asked Mr. Jones if he knew who they were, but he didnt, and although I have asked everybody I met, I could not find out. So I...



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