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A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 97,871 / 274 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 373
Added to site: 2006.11.30
mnybks.net#: 15429
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cked up his books and went back to his Class in College. He was sad himself--he had taken such interest in our progress.

"Now don't forget what you have learned!" he exclaimed. "Hang on to it. Knowledge is your best friend. You must go on with your Latin, evenings."

"You will surely come back next winter!" we shouted after him as he drove away.

"Maybe," he said, and would not trust himself to look back.

The old sitting-room seemed wholly deserted that Friday night after he went away. "We are like sheep without a shepherd," Theodora said. Catherine and Tom came over. We opened our Latin books and tried to study awhile; but 'twas dreary without "old Joel."

Other things, however, other duties and other work at the farm immediately occupied our attention. It was now mid-January and there was ice to be cut on the lake for our new creamery.

For three years the old Squire had been breeding a herd of Jerseys. There were sixteen of them: Jersey First, Canary, Jersey Second, Li

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