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Mitch Miller

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,070 / 194 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 394
Added to site: 2007.06.24
mnybks.net#: 17426

A charming narrative of a boy telling about his friend, Mitch Miller; this Tom Sawyer-like story is set around 1900 in a small town of the Mississippi River Valley.

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s thick as a horse and arms as big as a man's legs. And Ruddy was about as big only a little shorter, but he wore no beard, but his face and chest looked clean and slick and he was known to be an awful hard hitter. Then they got out on a flat place, level and hard sand, and began, my pa and George Montgomery takin' care of them and about fifty others watchin' as I said.

They stood and eyed each other and walked around and watched for a chance. Pretty soon Ruddy hit Jack on the chin and sent his head back and Jack rushed on Ruddy and got his hands on him, but Ruddy slipped away. Then Jack hit Ruddy, and Ruddy kind of wheeled around; and Jack rushed for Ruddy again, and again got his hands on him, but they slipped off. Then they seemed to get close together and just pound each other; and pretty soon Ruddy hit Jack and knocked him down. But Jack got right up and grabbed Ruddy and got an awful grip on him. "He's goin' to choke him now. He'll get him now, sure." And they tusseled for a while, Jack tryin' to

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