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A Story of 'The Plain People'

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,455 / 234 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,002
Added to site: 2007.10.07 18396

A friendly book! A delightful romance set in the quaint Pennsylvania Dutch country. A true and vivid picture of life among these sturdy Americans. Brimful of charm--the irresistible charm of Phoebe's friendliness.

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the store if you don't touch nothing. On the home road you better stop in the post-office and ask if there's anything. Nobody was in yesterday."

"All right--and--Aunt Maria, dare I wear my hat?"

"Ach, no. Abody don't wear Sunday clothes on a Wednesday just to go to Greenwald to the store. Only when you go to Lancaster and on a Sunday you wear your hat. You're dressed good enough; just get your sunbonnet, for it's sunny on the road."

Phoebe took a small ruffled sunbonnet of blue checked gingham from a hook behind the kitchen door and pressed it lightly on her head.

"Ach, bonnets are vonderful hot things!" she exclaimed. "A nice parasol like Mary Warner's got would be lots nicer. Where's the money?" she asked as she saw a shadow of displeasure on her aunt's face.

"Here it is, enough for the sugar and the thread. Don't lose the pocketbook, and be sure to count the change so they don't make no mistake."


"And don't touch things in the store."

"No." The

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

This is a great book about an amish girl named Phoebe. She wants to experiance more than her sheltered life has offered her and so she goes to Philadelphia and gets caught up in the life there before she is awakened and goes back home. A wonderful read that teaches you about the lifestyle of the "plain people". I highly recommend it.



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