They came to a broad lane shaded by wild-cherry trees. Milford stopped.
"I've never seen anything more beautiful than this," he said.
"You just keep still!" she replied. "Yes, and I'll show you somethin' worth lookin' at."
They passed through another gate, went up a graceful rise, into a field, along a broad path hedged with vines and flowers. "Just look at this!" she said. "There ain't better land in this county, and here it lies all gone to waste. The men out here ain't worth the powder and lead it would take to kill 'em. I've rented this farm half a dozen times in the last three years. And what do they do? Get so drunk Sunday that it takes them nearly all week to sober up. I've had to drive 'em away. And the last one! Mercy sakes! The biggest fool that ever made a track; and a hypercrit with it. I found him in the corner of the fence prayin' for rain. Well, I just gathered a bridle and slipped up on him, and if his prayer didn't have a hot end I don't know beans when I see 'em. There w
I love Opie Reed and have read all his books. They are all light-hearted, romantic stories and this one is one of his best. The lead character is admirable but stays somewhat of a mystery till the end. The adventure is entertaining and climaxes in love and redemption in last pages.
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