... Persephone, all men hez blood cranks o' one sort er ruther. Pa would allers turn up inside of a week jes ez happy ez a king, plumb satisfied with life, an' thet glad ter git back ter me thet it 'most paid fer all the worry. Lemme see, now. It air... Pa Gladden: The Story of a Common Man - Page 176by Elizabeth Cherry Waltz - 1903 - 338 pagesFull view
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...laid holt on him prupperly. Them days I uster worrit tumble. When he went off the fust spring arterwe war merried, I eenymost cried my eyes out. But law!...valley ever minded a twenty-mile jaunt afore breakfast. An' thet, shorely ez the sap come up, nothin' would do them but ter scatter out an' tromp a spell afore...