Oldtown Fireside Stories

J. R. Osgood, 1872 - 199 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 71 - Carryl, cause he was a minister. Huldy was allers up to anybody that wanted to make a hard bargain; and, afore he knew jist what he was about, she'd got the best end of it, and everybody said that Huldy was the most capable gal that they'd ever traded with. "Wai, come to the meetin
Σελίδα 60 - ... about this, that, and t'other that wanted lookin' to, and that it was no way to leave everything to a young chit like Huldy, and that he ought to be lookin' about for an experienced woman. The parson he thanked 'em kindly, and said he believed their motives was good, but he didn't go no further. He didn't ask Mis' Pipperidge to come and stay there and help him, nor nothin...
Σελίδα 64 - Tom a-skirmishin' with the Parson pretty lively, I tell ye. Ye see, old Tom he didn't take the idee at all; and he flopped and gobbled, and fit the Parson; and the Parson's wig got round so that his cue stuck straight out over his ear, but he'd got his blood up. Ye see, the old doctor was used to carryin...
Σελίδα 73 - Huldy had got to likin' to be with him ; and it all come over her that perhaps she ought to go away ; and her throat kind o' filled up so she couldn't hardly speak; and, says she, 'I can't sing to-night.' " Says he, ' You don't know how much good your singin' has done me, nor how much good you have done me in all ways,, Huldy. I wish I knew how to show my gratitude.
Σελίδα 66 - ... em, and said nothin' ; and in good time there was as nice a lot o' turkey-chicks as ever ye see. " Huldy never said a word to the minister about his experiment, and he never said a word to her ; but he sort o' kep' more to his books, and didn't take it on him to advise so much.
Σελίδα 70 - Huldy she worked and worked, and finally she fished piggy out in the bucket, but he was dead as a door-nail; and she got him out o' the way quietly, and didn't say much; and the parson, he took to a great Hebrew book in his study; and says he, 'Huldy, I ain't much in temporals,
Σελίδα 73 - I think it's a shame; but they say you're tryin' to catch him, and that it's so bold and improper for you to be courtin' of him right in his own house, — you know folks will talk, — I thought I'd tell you 'cause I think so much of you,
Σελίδα 62 - you know he can't set on eggs.' " 'He can't? I'd like to know why,' says the parson. 'He shall set on eggs, and hatch 'em too.' " 'O doctor!' says Huldy, all in a tremble; 'cause, you know, she didn't want to contradict the minister, and she was afraid she should laugh, — 'I never heard that a tom-turkey would set on eggs.
Σελίδα 111 - I sailed. I murdered William Moore, as I sailed, as I sailed, I murdered William Moore, as I sailed, I murdered William Moore, and left him in his gore, Not many leagues from shore, as I sailed.
Σελίδα 58 - and, when things once get to runnin' down hill, there ain't no stoppin' on 'em,' says she. "Then Mis' Sawin she took it up. (Ye see, Mis' Sawin used to go out to dress-makin', and was sort o' jealous, 'cause folks sot more by Huldy than they did by her.) 'Well,' says she, 'Huldy Peters is well enough at her trade. I never denied that, though I do say I never did believe in her way o

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