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The American Country Girl

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Author: Mary Foote Crow
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,014 / 285 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.1
LoC Category: HM
Downloads: 4,873
Added to site: 2010.06.23
mnybks.net#: 28268
Origin: gutenberg.org
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. If the man that ought to exemplify it is found walking up Fifth Avenue or on Halstead Street or along El Camino Real, he cannot be discovered as a farmer. He may be discovered as an ignorant person, or he may be found to be a college-bred man; but in neither case would the fact be logically inclusive or uninclusive of his function as farmer.

The same is almost as exactly true for his wife and his daughter. If one should ask in any group of average people whether the farmer's daughter as they have known her is a poor little undeveloped child, silent and shy, or a hearty buxom lass, healthy and strong and up to date, some in the group would say the latter and some the former. Both varieties exist and can by searching be found along the countryside. But it is nothing essentially rural that has developed either the one set of characteristics or the other. To be convinced of this, one who knows this country well has but to read a book like "Folk of the Furrow," by Christopher Holdenby, a picture of rural

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