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The End of the World

A Love Story

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Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,550 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,186
Added to site: 2005.12.13 12126
Genre: Romance

of the blackberry thicket until she came to the clump of alders, from the midst of which she could plainly see if any conversation should take place between her Julia and the comely young Dutchman.

In fact, Julia need not have hurried so much. For August Wehle had kept one eye on his horses and the other on the house all that day. It was the quick look of intelligence between the two at dinner that had aroused the mother's suspicions. And Wehle had noticed the work on the garden-bed, the call to the house, and the starting of Julia on the path toward Mrs. Malcolm's. His face had grown hot, and his hand had trembled. For once he had failed to see the stone in his way, until the plow was thrown clean from the furrow. And when he came to the shade of the butternut-tree by which she must pass, it had seemed to him imperative that the horses should rest. Besides, the hames-string wanted tightening on the bay, and old Dick's throat-latch must need a little fixing. He was not sure that the clevis-pin had not been

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Henry L. Ratliff

Plot bullets

  • A backwoods preacher, declares the end of the world is coming and names the date.

  • Some believe, some do not.

  • Life goes on.

  • Old prejudices live on.

  • The love of a boy and girl are caught in the middle.



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