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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXIV. "HOW IT CAME
OUT." We are all children in reading stories. We want more than all
else to know how it all came out at the end, and, if our taste is
not perverted, we like it to come out well. For my part, ever since
I began to write this story, I have been anxious to know how it was
going to come out. Well, there were very few invited. It took place
at ten in the morning. The "preacher-in-charge " came, of course.
Miss Nancy Sawyer was there. But Ralph's uncle was away, and Aunt
Matilda had a sore throat and couldn't come. Perhaps the memory of
the fact that she had refused Mrs. Thomson, the pauper, a bed for
two nights, affected her throat. But Miss Nancy and her sister were
there, and the preacher. And that was all, beside the family, and
Bud and Martha. Of course Bud and Martha came. And driving Martha
to a wedding in a "jumper " was the one opportunity Bud needed. His
hands were busy, his big boots were out of sight, and it was so
easy to slip from Ralph's love affair to his own, that Bud somehow,
in pulling Martha Hawkins's shawl about her, stammered out half a
proposal, which Martha, generous soul, took for the whole ceremony,
and accepted. And Bud was so happy that Ralph guessed from his face
and voice that the agony was over, and Bud was betrothed at last to
the " gal as was a gal." And after Ralph and Hannah were
married--there was no trip, Ralph only changed his boarding-place
and became head of the house at Mrs. Thomson's thereafter GEORGE
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