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A Mountain Woman

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Author: Elia W. Peattie
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,696 / 123 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 722
mnybks.net#: 5528
Origin: gutenberg.org

A MOUNTAIN WOMAN
JIM LANCY'S WATERLOO
THE THREE JOHNS
A RESUSCITATION
TWO PIONEERS
UP THE GULCH
A MICHIGAN MAN
A LADY OF YESTERDAY

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ou do not mind, we will go back," she said.

Her tone was dejected. I thought she was tired.

"Oh, no!" she protested, when I apolo- gized for my thoughtlessness in bringing her so far. "I'm not tired. I can ride all day. Where I come from, we have to ride if we want to go anywhere; but here there seems to be no particular place to -- to reach."

"Are you so utilitarian?" I asked, laugh- ingly. "Must you always have some reason for everything you do? I do so many things just for the mere pleasure of doing them, I'm afraid you will have a very poor opinion of me."

"That is not what I mean," she said, flushing, and turning her large gray eyes on me. "You must not think I have a reason for everything I do." She was very earnest, and it was evident that she was unacquainted with the art of making conversation. "But what I mean," she went on, "is that there is no place -- no end -- to reach." She looked back over her shoulder toward the west, where the trees marked the sky line, and an exp

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