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Seeds of Pine

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Author: Janey Canuck (Emily F. Murphy)
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,317 / 217 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 654
Added to site: 2010.05.18
mnybks.net#: 27783
Origin: gutenberg.org

A mirror held up to Western life and reflecting much of character, action and incident.

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e leagues they have herded behind, but I tell you these fellows are a commonwealth of kings, and we may as well stop here for a moment and stand at salute.

And after the engineers came the builders with their sinews of steel to bind the trail. It is this steel strength that makes the land to bud and blossom. It is creative. Well and truly has a builder said that the land without population is a wilderness, and the population without land is a mob. Yes! it is a steel idol we worship in this country and not one of gold, and we do refuse to grind it to powder and drink thereof, no matter what any Moses or Aaron may say.

This last hour I have been in mind-to-mind talk with a young Englishman who does not think much of Canada. He speaks of our dismal respectability, our tombstone virtues, and our provincial small-mindedness. We call our gardens yards, and have no manners to speak of. Indeed, nothing but a major operation could remedy our boorishness.

Now, all he says is quite true but

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