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(without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Excerpt: ... head; the
doctor perceives that, it being a difficult tooth to get at, wedged
between the two largest in his jaws, he must pull very hard; and
the instrument is introduced. A turn of the doctor's hand; the
patient begins to utter a cry, but the tooth comes out first, with
four prongs. The patient gets up, half amazed, pays the doctor
ninepence, pockets the tooth, and the spectators are in glee and
admiration. There was a fat woman, a stage-passenger to-day, -- a
wonder how she could possibly get through the door, which seemed
not so wide as she. When she put her foot on the step, the stage
gave a great lurch, she joking all the while. A great, coarse,
red-faced dame. Other passengers, -- three or four slender
Williamstown students, a young girl, and a man with one leg and two
cratches. One of the most sensible men in this village is a plain,
tall, elderly person, who is overseeing the mending of a road, --
humorous, intelligent, with much thought about matters and things;
and while at work he has a sort of dignity in handling the hoe or
crow-bar, which shows him to be the chief. In the evening he sits
under the stoop, silent and observant from under the brim of his
hat; but, occasion calling, he holds an argument about the benefit
or otherwise of manufactories or other things. A simplicity
characterizes him more than appertains to most Yankees. A man in a
pea-green frock-coat, with velvet collar. Another in a flowered
chintz frock-coat. There is a great diversity of hues in garments.
A doctor, a stout, tall, round-paunched, red-faced, brutal-looking
old fellow, who gets drunk daily. He sat down on the step of oui
stoop, looking surly, and speaking to nobody; then got up and
walked homeward, with a morose swagger and a slight unevenness of
gait, attended by a flue Newfoundlan...
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