A Daughter of the Land

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Doubleday, Page, 1918 - Diligence - 475 pages
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The youngest daughter of a prosperous Indiana farm family defies expectations, leaves home, and eventually realizes her dream of owning her own farm.
 

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Kate, youngest daughter of an intractable man and his cowed wife, is expected to stay home to be the family drudge when all the rest of her siblings have flown. Were it necessary, it could be borne ... Read full review

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This book is one of my new favorites! I loved it! The main character was wonderfully written and the sotry line changes enough to keep you interested. Great read! Read full review

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Page 10 - Is learning your ambition ? There is no royal road ; Alike the peer and peasant Must climb to her abode ; Who feels the thirst for knowledge, In Helicon may slake it, If he has still the Roman will, "To find a way, or make it...
Page 222 - I'm going to give you that $500.
Page 264 - Don't let me put you to any trouble," he says ; " I'm only a transient for dinner." Well, I never was so glad to see any one in all my life. And all the folks was tickled to death, and showed it. You'd have thought he'd been a bit surprised at the way they give him a welcome and made room for him, but he took it as calm as you please, and dropped right into the chair Sarah Willett set for him, without a word. Sarah said afterwards...
Page 169 - that there's not a task ever performed on a farm that I haven't had my share in. I have plowed, hoed, seeded, driven reapers and bound wheat, pitched hay and hauled manure, chopped wood and sheared sheep, and boiled sap; if you can mention anything else, go ahead, I bet a dollar I've done it.
Page 5 - ... necessities; reeking stables, barnyards and vegetable gardens. She knew less of the woods than the average city girl; but there was a soothing wind, a sweet perfume, a calming silence that quieted her tense mood and enabled her to think...
Page 455 - I can't come, but go to the kitchen — the door is unlocked — you'll find fried chicken and some preserves and pickles in the pantry; the bread box is right there, and the milk and butter are in the spring house.
Page 148 - Rights, if anybody gives this woman the right to do anything more than she already has the right to do, there'll surely be a scandal.
Page 456 - Fair prize each fall; butter yellow as the goldenrod lining the fences, and cream stiff enough to stand alone. Also, he would find neither germ nor...
Page 2 - As usual, she had left her bed at four o'clock; for seven 3 hours she had cooked, washed dishes, made beds, swept, dusted, milked, churned, following the usual routine of a big family in the country. Then she had gone upstairs, dressed in clean gingham and confronted her mother. "I think I have done my share for to-day,
Page 424 - Praise ye the Lord, Oh my soul. Let all that is within me praise His holy name!

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