Laicus

or, The Experiences of a Layman in a Country Parish.

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Author: Lyman Abbott
Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,871 / 187 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,259
mnybks.net#: 444
Origin: gutenberg.org
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f 1866 the diplomate had carried her first point, and committed me to two months' probation in the country; and two very delightful months they were.


CHAPTER II.

More Diplomacy.


I now verily believe that Jennie from the first had made up her mind that we were to settle in Wheathedge. Though I never liked the country, she did. And I now think that summer at Wheathedge was her first step toward a settlement there. But she never hinted it to me.

Not she. On the contrary, she often went down to the city with me, and shortened the car ride by half. We kept the city house open. She exercised a watchful supervision over the cook. The sheets were not damp, the coffee was not muddy, the library table was not covered with dust. I blessed her a hundred times a week for the love that found us both this Wheathedge home, and made the city home so comfortable and cosy. Yet I came to my house in the city less and less. The car ride grew shorter every week. When the courts cl

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