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Digging the Top Off, and Other Stories (Paperback) Loot Price: R258
Discovery Miles 2 580
Digging the Top Off, and Other Stories (Paperback): Emma Hildreth Adams
Digging the Top Off, and Other Stories (Paperback): Emma Hildreth Adams

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Digging the Top Off, and Other Stories (Paperback)

Emma Hildreth Adams

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... TOE," called Captolia, the colored girl, (J. from the kitchen door-way, "bring a lump of coal for the parlor grate; quick as you can." "All right," shouted Joe, from the woodshed across the yard. After Captolia closed the door, the boy dealt a half-dozen terrific blows upon the ton of black carbon lying before him, thickly covered with ice and snow. "Quick as you can," means instantly, or any time hence, according to the circumstances; and in Joe's case, on that wintry afternoon, it meant, whenever he got ready. The lad's six herculean strokes failed to break up even the thick coat of ice, and much more to sever the large blocks of coal, which Joe's employer had bought "just to give the chap something to do breaking them up." As this story, in its leading incidents, is a true one, perhaps I had better describe Joe Porter, who is living to-day, grown to manhood, in one of our large western cities. In appearance he was a most unpromising lad. His face was very ruddy, and nearly as round as a plate. His eyes always half shut, 'gave him a drowsy and peculiar look. They made him seem far away; and in speaking to him one felt as if he must shout to make him hear. His movements were so sluggish that the snail could readily claim kinship with him. Among his associates this characteristic had obtained for the boy the title of "Slow Joe." He wore shoes heavily soled, and much too large for his feet; and he walked with an almost gigantic tread. On his head stood a crop of brown hair, as abundant as ever was seen. Joe's battle with the ice and coal lasted longer than he wished, and altogether too long for Mrs. Artvvell's patience. Consequently, in a short time Captolia again appeared in the doorway, declaring: "Joe, that coal must be brought in. Hurry, once in your l...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Emma Hildreth Adams
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-65124-2
Barcode: 9781151651242
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-65124-9

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