A humble romance,: And other stories (The American short story series, v. 52) Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

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A humble romance,: And other stories (The American short story series, v. 52) by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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He caught hold of the girl by her slender shoulders and faced her round towards him. She turned pale, and gave a smothered scream.Thar! thar! dont you go to being afeard of me, said the peddler. I wouldnt hurt you for the whole world. I jestMoreHe caught hold of the girl by her slender shoulders and faced her round towards him.

She turned pale, and gave a smothered scream.Thar! thar! dont you go to being afeard of me, said the peddler. I wouldnt hurt you for the whole world. I jest want to take a squar look at you. Youre the worst-off-lookin little cretur I ever set my eyes on.She looked up at him pitifully, still only half reassured. There were inflamed circles around her dilated blue eyes.Youve been cryin, aint you?The girl nodded meekly. Please let me go, she said.Yes, Ill let you go- but Im a-goin to ask you a few questions first, an I want you to answer em, for Ill be hanged ef I ever see -- Aint she good to you?

-- indicating Mrs. King with a wave of his hand toward the door through which she had departed.Yes, shes good enough, I guess.Dont ever scold you, hey?I don know- I guess so, sometimes.Did this mornin, didnt she?A little. I was kinder behind with the work.Keeps you workin pretty stiddy, dont she?Yes- thars considerble to do this time o year.Cookin for hired men, I spose, and butter an milk?Yes.How long hev you been livin here?She took me when I was little.Do you do anything besides work? -- go round like other gals? -- hev any good times?Sometimes.

She said it doubtfully, as if casting about in her mind for reminiscences to prove the truth of it.*Also included in this volume are Two Old Lovers, A Symphony in Lavender, A Tardy Thanksgiving, A Modern Dragon, An Honest Soul, A Taste of Honey, Brakes and White Vilets, Robins and Hammers, On the Walpole Road, Old Lady Pingree, Cinnamon Roses, The Bar Light-house, A Lover of Flowers, A Faraway Melody, A Moral Exigency, A Mistaken Charity, Gentian, An Object of Love, A Gatherer of Simples, An Independent Thinker, In Butterfly Time, An Unwilling Guest, A Souvenir, An Old Arithmetician, A Conflict Ended, A Patient Waiter, A Conquest of Humility.



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