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The Flight of Pony Baker

A Boy's Town Story

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Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,740 / 119 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 771
Added to site: 2007.08.03
mnybks.net#: 17816
Origin: gutenberg.org

Stories of the doings of boys in a village of southern Ohio about 1850. Delightful to adults in its humorous photography of a boy's mind.

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did pretty nearly scare her to death; and she would not let him keep it in a bottle, or anything, but just loose in a paper, because another of the fellows had begun to pour powder once from a bottle onto a coal of fire, and the fire ran up the powder, and blew the bottle to pieces, and filled the fellow's face so full of broken glass that the doctor was nearly the whole of that Fourth of July night getting it out. So, although she was a good mother in some things, she was a bad mother in others, and these were the great things; and they were what gave him the right to run off.


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THE RIGHT THAT PONY HAD TO RUN OFF, FROM THE WAY HIS FATHER ACTED

Pony had a right to run off from some of the things that his father had done, but it seemed to him that they were mostly things that his mother had put his father up to, and that his father would not have been half as bad if he had been let alone. In the Boy's Town the fellows celebrated Christmas just as they did Fourth of July, by firing of

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