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Mr. Opp

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Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,609 / 152 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 429
Added to site: 2008.04.15
mnybks.net#: 20572
Origin: gutenberg.org

Amusing and pathetic character study of a little man in an Ohio river hamlet, self important and futile but with the moral qualities of a hero.

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nk, watching from hour to hour for the wild young husband who clerked on one of the river steamers. They told how she grew thin and white with waiting, and how, when her two boys were small, she made them stand beside her for hours at a time, watching the river and listening for the whistle of his boat. Then the story went that the gay young husband stopped coming altogether, and still she watched and waited, never allowing the boys out of her sight, refusing to send them to school, or to let them play with other children. By and by word was brought that her husband had been killed in a quarrel over cards, and little Mrs. Opp, having nothing now to watch for and to wait for, suddenly became strangely changed.

Old Aunt Tish, the negro servant, was the only person who ever crossed the threshold, and she told of a strange life that went on behind the closely curtained windows, where the sunlight was never allowed to enter, and lamps burned all day long.

"Yas, 'm," she used to say in answer to curio

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