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(without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER
XXXVIII The Sequel In former chapters the reader has been told
about the little child who used to ask so many strange questions;
questions that the philosopher and the theologian might not answer.
We have seen the little fellow standing there with his back against
the mud-plastered walls of the old sod house on the plains, with
his hands flying, and preaching to us his most enthusiastic
child-sermons. We have seen him, too, out there in the hills all
alone watching, and giving good care to his little herd of cattle;
and at the same time, in the full glare of the scorching sun, or
under the black cloud of the threatening storm, poring over a few
of the shattered pages that he has asked leave that he might take
from his mother's much dilapidated little Bible--dilapidated, all
on account of the daily and hourly service that it had rendered to
its owner. The reader has alsp been told of the ardent desire
cherished by his mother, that some day one at least of her children
might become a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. And it has
also been hinted that we might perhaps by and by see if there were
any signs or indications that these ardent longings might some day
be gratified. But with the closing of the preceding chapter, when
the last faint flicker of light from the two hawkeyes darted across
the dark room and all was still, we thought then that we had pulled
down the curtain so closely, and had shut out the whole scene so
securely that it would never again be opened to the light. And for
that reason we will beg the reader's pardon if for another brief
moment we may be allowed to raise the curtain for a last look.
Twenty long years have winged their flight since those last words
that in muffled tones found their way out from under the covering
that bitterly cold Christmas ...
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