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The Cause of Compromise

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Author: Emerson Hough
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,792 / 257 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 749
Added to site: 2004.07.01 8318

A story of Kentucky during the days after the American Revolution.

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the oldest and best minds of this country have felt--"

"At least those minds were shrewd in choosing their agent," she rejoined. "Yes; you are fanatic, that is plain. You will obey orders. And you have not been much used to women. That makes it harder for me. Or easier!" She smiled at him again, very blithe for a prisoner.

"It ought to have been held down to that," he began disconsolately, "I should have been all along professional only. It began well when you gave me your parole, so that I need not sit nodding and blinking, over against you also nodding and blinking all night long. Had you been silly, as many women would have been, you could not this morning be so fresh and brilliant--even though you tell me you have not slept, which seems to me incredible. I myself slept like a boy, confident in your word. Now, you have banished sleep! Nodding and blinking, I must henceforth watch you, nodding--and blinking, unhappy, uncomfortable; whereas, were it in my power, I would never have you know th



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