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The Prairie Child

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Author: Arthur Stringer
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 75,210 / 213 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.6
LoC Category: PS
Series: Prairie Stories
Downloads: 1,218
Added to site: 2009.04.07
mnybks.net#: 23880
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Western

An impoverished society girl returns from Europe and heads West to develop some land with her new husband.

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nely wastes of a lonely sea. And triangles, oddly enough, seem to flourish best in city squares. But much as I wanted to talk to Alsina, I was compelled to respect her reserve. I even told her that Dinkie would miss her a great deal. She replied, with a choke in her voice, that he was a wonderful child. That, of course, was music to the ears of his mother, and my respect for the tremulous Miss Teeswater went up at least ten degrees. But when she added, without meeting my eye, that she was really fond of the boy, I couldn't escape the impression that she was edging out on very thin ice. It was, I think, only the silent misery in her half-averted face which kept me from inquiring if she hadn't rather made it a family affair. But that, second thought promptly told me, would seem too much like striking the fallen. And we both seemed to feel, thereafter, that silence was best.

Practically nothing passed between us, in fact, until we reached the station. I could see that she was dreading the ordeal of saying

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