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A Northern Countryside

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,939 / 123 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 532
Added to site: 2011.12.30
mnybks.net#: 31145
Genre: History

Memories and anecdotes of their neighborhood collected by Rosalind Richards.

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ote, to tell of the life that is pulsing beneath; and before the snow comes, you can watch, through the black ice, the drift stuff move quietly beneath your feet with the tide as you skate. I have read fine print through two feet of ice, from a bit of newspaper carried along below by the current. One winter a dovekie lived for three weeks by a small open space made by the eddy near some ledges; then a hard freeze came, and the poor thing broke its neck, diving at the round black space of ice which looked scarcely different from the same space of open water.

The river lies frozen for at least four months. The ice weakens with the March thaws and rains. Then comes a night in April when the forces which move the mountains are at work, and in the morning, lo, the chains are broken. The great stream runs swift and brown and the ice cakes crowd and jostle each other as they spin past.

The river traffic goes steadily on through our three open seasons, and with it a little of the longer perspective of a

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