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length of a trip. The old gentleman was at the door, and he says: ‘Why, this is wonderful! Whoever would a thought it was in that mare to do it? I wish we’d a timed her. And she hain’t sweated a hair — not a hair. It’s wonderful. Why, I wouldn’t take a hundred dollars for that horse now — I wouldn’t, honest; and yet I’d a sold her for fifteen before, and thought ‘twas all she was worth.’ That’s all he said. He was the innocentest, best old soul I ever see. But it warn’t surprising; because he warn’t only just a farmer, he was a preacher, too, and had a little one- horse log church down back of the plantation, which he
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Unformatted text preview: built it himself at his own expense, for a church and schoolhouse, and never charged noth- ing for his preaching, and it was worth it, too. There was plenty other farmer-preachers like that, and done the same way, down South. In about half an hour Tom’s wagon drove up to the front stile, and Aunt Sally she see it through the win- dow, because it was only about fifty yards, and says: ‘Why, there’s somebody come! I wonder who ‘tis? Why, I do believe it’s a stranger. Jimmy ‘ (that’s one of the children)’ ‘run and tell Lize to put on another plate for dinner.’...
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