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And then he asked the keeper of the hot water shop the meaning of the thing he
had seen, and the man, who was old and shriveled with the steam rising
continually about him out of the copper cauldrons of his trade, answered with
... for he forgot easily, "How many grandchildren have I now?" And one answered
him readily, "Eleven sons and eight daughters have your sons together." And he,
chuckling and laughing, said back, "Add two each year, and I know the number, ...
And she answered again in the same voice, "I thank you, I have all my due," and
she held her head down as she spoke and looked at the beaten ground of the
threshing floor and this time when she had answered him she went swiftly away ...
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Review: The House of Earth (House of Earth #1-3)User Review - Cindy Behrens - Goodreads
When I first read "The Good Earth" many years ago, I did not realize it was #1 of 3! This is a real treat to continue to follow the family of Wang Lung. Such lessons in values and morals. A very interesting read. Read full review
Review: The House of Earth (Omnibus)User Review - YKW - Goodreads
After reading the first part of this wonderful work of Pearl S. Buck (the good earth) I thought you know what, I need to have this book and the other two as well. So I started looking for this version ... Read full review