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Old Caravan Days

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Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,013 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 390
mnybks.net#: 1616
Origin: gutenberg.org

A veritable record that reads like a romance, of the Westward journeyings of a merry household in a "mover's wagon" during the middle of the 19th century. Robaday and his small aunt Corinne, Grandma Padgett, Zene, and the little peddler who could not speak without rhyming, each and all are sketched from life

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reme of expensive ugliness, and a violation of all laws of beauty. But it was the best money could buy then, and that was considered enough. Robert was not affected by the fluttering care of his young aunt. He wanted to see this seat of grandeur. And when Zene walked back down the avenue from making inquiries, and announced that the entire family were away from home, Bobaday felt a shock of disappointment.

Cousin Padgett did not know the exact date of the removal, and people wrote few letters in those days. So he could not be blamed for his absence when they came by. Zene limped up to his seat in front of the wagon, and they moved forward along the 'pike.

"Good!" breathed aunt Corinne, settling back.

"'Tisn't good a bit!" said Bobaday.

And whom should they meet in a few miles but cousin Padgett himself, riding horseback and leading a cream-colored horse which he had been into the country to purchase. This was almost as trying as taking dinner at his house. He insisted that the party should turn ba

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