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The Roof Tree

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 97,736 / 286 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 586
Added to site: 2009.05.05
mnybks.net#: 24072
Origin: gutenberg.org

A well constructed though not unusual story of a Kentucky feud.

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es with the plumes of its farthest flung branches, stood a gigantic walnut tree whose fresh leafage filtered a mottling of sunlight upon the age-tempered walls.

The girl herself, in her red dress, was slim and colourful enough and dewy-fresh enough to endure the searching illumination of the June morning.

Dark hair crowned the head that she threw back to gaze upward into the venerable branches of the tree, and her eyes were as dark as her hair and as deep as a soft night sky.

Over beetling summits and sunlit valley the girl's glance went lightly and contentedly, but when it came back to nearer distances it dwelt with an absorbed tenderness on the gnarled old veteran of storm-tested generations that stood there before the house: the walnut which the people of her family had always called the "roof tree" because some fanciful grandmother had so named it in the long ago.

"I reckon ye're safe now, old roof tree," she murmured, for to her the tree was human enough to deserve actual addr

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