Samantha Among the Brethren

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Author: Marietta Holley
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,999 / 207 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 655
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known that the deacon left his plowin' and went up to the house, or as fur as the door step, four or five times in the course of a mornin's work, it wuz spozed because she wuz fearful of forgettin' how he looked before noon.

She is a dretful admirin' woman.

She acts dretful reverential and admirin' towards men--always calls her husband "the Deacon," as if he was the one lonely deacon who was perambulatin' the globe at this present time. And it is spozed that when she dreams about him she dreams of him as "the Deacon," and not as Samuel (his given name is Samuel).

[Illustration: "THE INITIALS STOOD FOR 'MISS DEACON SYPHER.'"]

But we don't know that for certain. We only spoze it. For the land of dreams is a place where you can't slip on your sun-bonnet and foller neighbor wimmen to see what they are a-doin' or what they are a-sayin' from hour to hour.

No, the best calculator on gettin' neighborhood news can't even look into that land, much less foller a neighborin' female into

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2007.10.08
BCW
*****

I love Samantha books - I first discovered them as an antique collector. I happened on some old books (some of which I actually read.)

My first one was "Samantha Among the Brethren" which I read numerous times. I then discovered there were others which I have also collected.

They are a humorous insight of life in an earlier century. She pokes fun at many of our human foibles, and shows that although times have changed from her day, people haven't.


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