Life in the Backwoods

A Sequel to Roughing it in the Bush

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Author: Susanna Moodie
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,126 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.9
LoC Categories: CT, PR
Downloads: 1,112
mnybks.net#: 5047
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ve got a cup of tea."

"Tea! it's poor trash. I never could drink tea in my life. But I like coffee, when 'tis boiled till it's quite black. But coffee is not good without plenty of trimmings."

"What do you mean by trimmings?"

He laughed. "Good sugar, and sweet cream. Coffee is not worth drinking without trimmings."

Often in after years have I recalled the coffee trimmings, when endeavouring to drink the vile stuff which goes by the name of coffee in the houses of entertainment in the country.

We had now passed through the narrow strip of clearing which surrounded the tavern, and again entered upon the woods. It was near sunset, and we were rapidly descending a steep hill, when one of the traces that held our sleigh suddenly broke. D---- pulled up in order to repair the damage. His brother's team was close behind, and our unexpected stand-still brought the horses upon us before J. D---- could stop them. I received so violent a blow from the head of one of them, just in the ba

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