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Country By-Ways (Paperback) Loot Price: R229
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Country By-Ways (Paperback): Sarah Orne Jewett
Country By-Ways (Paperback): Sarah Orne Jewett

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Sarah Orne Jewett

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... JT seems very odd now to remember that wo talked over going to Windy-walls for so many weeks before we could make up our minds to it. We thought of all imaginable reasons why we had better not go, and we all felt a good deal like martyrs when we were forced to decide at last that we had better spend tbe summer there. It was nine miles from a railroad and four from a post-office, and the house might be uncomfortable; beside, if my mother were to be ill nobody knew anything about the doctors. The truth was we wished to spend the summer at the sea-shore. We had spent the greater part of the last four or five summers in town, but in the old days when we were prosperous we lived in a house by the sea which we always had missed sadly, and now, when we found we must leave the city, the thought of three or four months at the shore was most alluring. But my elder brother, who is the most sensible member of the family, was the one who decided it, for he convinced us that it would be much better for my mother to be inland. At first it had been a question of boarding somewhere in the country, but one day my brother Park came home with the news that the people who had been living in au old house of ours in New Hampshire were going to leave it, and that it would be vacant the first of June. It had belonged to a grand-uncle of my father and we had known very little about it; the tenants were elderly people and had been there so long that it seemed to belong to them more than to us. My younger brother Tom and I were dismayed at first, but we took more kindly to the new plan when my mother proposed that we should go together to put the house in order, a few days before the general flitting from town. There are four of us, my mother, my two brothers, -- Parkhurst, who was then in...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Sarah Orne Jewett
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-08252-7
Barcode: 9781151082527
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-151-08252-X

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