Back to the Woods

The Story of a Fall from Grace

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Author: Hugh McHugh (George V. Hobart)
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,940 / 55 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,321
Added to site: 2004.07.03
mnybks.net#: 8675
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Humor

This new "John Henry" book is really the best of the four. It is a complete story in seven chapters, further portraying the fortunes and misfortunes of John Henry, Clara Jane, Uncle Peter, Bunch, Aunt Martha and Tacks.

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rthy than cows, and they very seldom chase anybody. Couldn't you turn the barn into a gymnasium or something?"

"Dearie," I said, trying my level best to get a mist over my lamps so as to give her the teardrop gaze, "something keeps whispering to me, 'Sidestep that cave in the wilderness!' Something keeps telling me that a month on the farm will put a crimp in our happiness, and that the moment we move into a home in the tall grass ill luck will get up and put the boots to our wedded bliss."

Then I gave an imitation of a choking sob which sounded for all the world like the last dying shriek of a bathtub when the water is busy leaving it.

"Nonsense, John!" laughed Clara J.; "it's only natural that you regret leaving our first home, but after one day in the country you'll be happy as a king."

"Make it a deuce," I muttered; "a dirty deuce at that."

"Now," she said, joyfully; "I'm going to cook your breakfast. This may be your very last breakfast in a city apartment for months, m

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