The Village Convict

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Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,272 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 366
Added to site: 2007.10.13
mnybks.net#: 18504
Genre: Short Story
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we 'd slip down and see 'f you would n't take 'em, seein's you 've got ice, and send 'em up with yourn."

Eph was taken all aback with this mark of confidence. The offer must be declined. It evidently sprang from some mere passing vexation.

"I can't buy fish," said he. "I have no scales to weigh 'em."

"Then send ourn in separate berrels," said one of the men.

"But I haven't any money to pay you," he said. "I only get my pay once a month."

"We'll git tick at William's, and you can settle 'th us when you git your pay."

"Well," said he, unable to refuse, "I 'll take 'em, if you say so."

Before the season was over, he had still another customer, and could have had three or four more, if he had had ice enough. He felt strongly inclined that fall to build a larger icehouse; and although he was a little afraid of bringing ridicule upon himself in case no fish should be brought to him the next summer, he decided to do so, on the assurance of three or four men that they

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