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The Bishop of Cottontown

A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 155,423 / 440 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 353
Added to site: 2007.11.30 19172

o stand up under more weight, at times.

Everything was ancient and had a pedigree. Even the Llewellyn setter was old, for he was grizzled around the muzzle and had deep-set, lusterless eyes, from which the firelight, as if afraid of their very uncanniness, darted out as soon as it entered. And he carried his head to one side when he walked, as old and deaf dogs do.

He lay on a rug before the fire. He had won this license, for opposite his name on the kennel books were more field-trials won than by any other dog in Alabama. And now he dozed and dreamed of them again, with many twitchings of feet, and cocked, quivering ears, and rigid tail, as if once more frozen to the covey in the tall sedge-grass of the old field, with the smell of frost-bitten Lespedeza, wet with dew, beneath his feet.

Travis stooped and petted the old dog. It was the one thing of his household he loved most.

"Man or dog--'tis all the same," he mused as he watched the dreaming dog--"it is old age's privilege to d



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