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Purple Springs

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,764 / 248 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 518 7767

hing, I'm goin' to marry the doctor--if he wants me--and if you don't like it there's a place you can go to. I'll not be namin' it in the presence of Nap here, for he's a good Christian."

"And you, sir,"--she addressed the telephone again,--"I thank you for your kind words regarding brains and looks. I hope it is a true word you speak, for I may need both before I'm done."

The home-coming of the cows at eventime has been sung about, written about, talked about, painted, and always it has had in it the restfulness of evening,--the drowsy whirr of insects' wings, the benediction of the sunset, the welcoming gladness of a happy family. But these pictures have not been painted by those of us who have seen the hungry cattle come in from the range when the snow covers the grass, or the springs dry up, and under the influence of fear they drive madly on.

All day long the range cattle, about three hundred in number had searched the river bottom for the grass which the heavy snowfall of the night before had



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