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The Ruling Passion

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Author: Henry van Dyke
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,799 / 154 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 597
mnybks.net#: 2415
Origin: gutenberg.org

Each story has a meaning deeper and richer than lies upon its surface. The book cannot fail to leave its readers stronger in faith and hope, more loyal to duty, closer to the heart of man, Nature and God.

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tin lamp-reflectors on the walls rattled like castanets.

There was only one drawback to the hilarity of the occasion. The band, which was usually imported from Sandy River Forks for such festivities,--a fiddle, a cornet, a flute, and an accordion,--had not arrived. There was a general idea that the mail-sleigh, in which the musicians were to travel, had been delayed by the storm, and might break its way through the snow-drifts and arrive at any moment. But Bill Moody, who was naturally of a pessimistic temperament, had offered a different explanation.

"I tell ye, old Baker's got that blame' band down to his hotel at the Falls now, makin' 'em play fer his party. Them music fellers is onsartin; can't trust 'em to keep anythin' 'cept the toon, and they don't alluz keep that. Guess we might uz well shet up this ball, or go to work playin' games."

At this proposal a thick gloom had fallen over the assembly; but it had been dispersed by Serena Moody's cheerful offer to have the small melodion

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