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The Conquest of Canaan

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,483 / 237 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.5
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: www.gutenberg.org
Downloads: 1,123
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Intolerance and narrow-mindedness hold full sway among the inhabitants of Canaan, Indiana, making the advance of Joe Louden from adverse circumstances to leading citizen all the more remarkable.

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fore, when he shook his finger at the town beyond the windows, and exclaimed, with a bitter laugh, "Look at it!" was no surprise to his companions. "Jest look at it! I tell you the devil is mighty smart. Ha, ha! Mighty smart!"

Through custom it was the duty of Squire Buckalew (Justice of the Peace in '59) to be the first to take up Mr. Arp. The others looked to him for it. Therefore, he asked, sharply:

"What's the devil got to do with snow?"

"Everything to do with it, sir," Mr. Arp retorted. "It's plain as day to anybody with eyes and sense."

"Then I wish you'd p'int it out," said Buckalew, "if you've got either."

"By the Almighty, Squire"--Mr. Arp turned in his chair with sudden heat--"if I'd lived as long as you--"

"You have," interrupted the other, stung. "Twelve years ago!"

"If I'd lived as long as you," Mr. Arp repeated, unwincingly, in a louder voice, "and had follered Satan's trail as long as you have, and yet couldn't recognize it when I see it, I'd git

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