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Treasure Valley

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Author: Mary Esther Miller MacGregor (Marian Keith)
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,331 / 220 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 768
Added to site: 2009.06.03
mnybks.net#: 24350
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ss, and gathered about the door in excited groups. Inside the house there was a tremendous clatter; dishes rattled, feet ran hither and thither, voices called frantically. Every few moments a woman would dart out of the doorway, sending a startled whirl of chickens before her, deposit something in the back of the vehicle, and dash back again.

There seemed to be but one man on the premises, a big, benevolent-looking fellow, whose placid face wore an unaccustomed expression of nervous tension. He came stumbling out of the house, and walked abstractedly around the horses. He was making strange motions with his head, strongly indicative of a tendency to strangulation, and ever and anon he clutched his white collar and looked toward the house with an air of desperation. He made three aimless pilgrimages around the equipage and then paused, and addressed the goose and gander that had been following him: "We'll miss that train as sure as blazes," he remarked, stonily.

A slim little woman, in a faded li

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