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Seven Wives and Seven Prisons

Or Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Maniac. A True Story.

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Author: L. A. Abbott
Published: 1870
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,062 / 111 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.2
LoC Categories: CT, HQ
Downloads: 2,200 443

er of a flourishing farmer. She was a fine girl; she received my addresses favorably, and we were finally privately married. This was the beginning of my life-long troubles. In a few weeks her father found out that I had been previously married, and was not, so far as he knew, either a divorced man or a widower. And so it happened, that one day when I was at his house, and with his daughter, he suddenly came home with a posse of people and a warrant for my arrest. I was taken before a justice, and while we were waiting for proceedings to begin, or, possibly for the justice to arrive, I took the excited father aside and said:

"You know I have a fine horse and buggy at the door. Get in with me, and ride down home. I will see your daughter and make everything right with her, and if you will let me run away, I'll give her her the horse and buggy."

The offer was too tempting to be refused. The father had the warrant in his pocket, and he accepted my proposal. We rode to his house, and he went into th



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