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Stories of the Foot-hills

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Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,039 / 147 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 352
Added to site: 2010.03.19
mnybks.net#: 27058
Origin: gutenberg.org

A record of the lives and doings of the poorer class Californians settled around and about the foot-hills, told with a dry humor that has so much of truth in it, and pathos too.

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e or indifference characterized the girl, so calm, so inert, so absent was she, sitting in the half-shadow of the dimly lighted corner, her lustrous auburn head outlined against the sombre-hued redwood of the wall behind her.

There was a little hush in the room after the tempest.

"No, that's a fact,--that's a fact. Well--then--you see--" continued Lysander, groping for his forgotten place in the recital. "Oh, yes,--I got up and told 'im 'Addyoce,' as if I s'posed he was through, and started off; an' he called me back, an' 'lowed mebbe the old folks didn't have much loose change lyin' 'round to put into water improvements; an' I told 'im I didn't know,--I reckoned you could mortgage the ranch. From the way he talked, he'd make you a handsome loan on it, and jump at the chance; an' after he'd hummed and hawed a while, he offered to give you a clear title to Flutterwheel Spring if you'd deed 'im your int'rest in the rest o' the cañon. I told 'im it wasn't my funeral. I'd tell you what he sai

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