This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1903 Excerpt: ... A CHANCE FOR ALL OP US I The farmer's ugly daughter was looking out of the window to watch the love-making. Some big bold flowers in the little patch of garden had turned their faces to the sun, and the sun was warmly embracing them; the shy apple-trees in the small orchard had been crouching their heads before the pursuit of the prevailing west wind, but the wind had found and caught them and now they were languorously swaying in a shiver of submission to the pertinaceous caress; farther away, across the swelling bosoms of the drowsy hills, the smiling sea was wooing the hard rocks themselves and even the frowning cliffs seemed to stretch their arms out to meet the advance of the irresistible tide. The lovemaking seemed in progress wherever she turned her eyes. In the long grass of the orchard, some of the farmer's poultry were busy hunting for insects. One poor, shabby, little speckled hen was pecking about all by herself. She was lame--when a chick her left foot had been crushed by a wheelbarrow; she was moulting and her plumage was of so dull and scant a type that she could not afford to mou
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