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A Circuit Rider's Wife

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Author: Corra Harris
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,981 / 142 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 908
Added to site: 2007.11.30
mnybks.net#: 19158
Origin: gutenberg.org

The work of an American Methodist minister on circuit duty; a very human story of his various experiences as seen through the eyes of his wife.

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th. He must learn to jump up and down and larrup 'em with it!"

All this was delivered in a bellowing voice that fairly shook the feathers in my hat. And it indicates the quality of William's ministry and the ideals of his congregation.

CHAPTER II

I BUILD FOR MYSELF A MONUMENT MORE ENDURING THAN BRASS

As Sister Glory White had predicted, I "came down to it" at once and soon learned to perform the usual feminine miracles in the bread-tray and skillets. Our happiness did not differ from the happiness of other young married people except that it was abashed morning and evening with family prayers--occasions when Thomas, the cat, invariably arose with an air of outraged good-breeding and withdrew to the back yard. William had long, active, itinerating legs in those days, a slim, graceful body, a countenance like that of Sir Walter Raleigh and eyes that must have been like Saint John's. They were blue and had in them t

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.08.29
Joy
*****

Wonderful, amusing, thought-provoking memoir of Mrs. Harris' married life as a preacher's wife in the turn of the century, rural South.


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