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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: ders thrown back, with long, swinging strides he swung along the broad country road that led to his home. And such a homo! The very first glimpse that he caught of the white clapboard farmhouse never failed to cause the same old thrill. Evil reflections concerning unpaid bills, the long, dull routine of the day's work, the years of incessant struggle were forgotten, and the only thoughts that filled his tired, overworked brain were of the little house hidden among the trees and the figure of the girl sure to be waiting for him before the open door. That was about all there was in David's lifethis one girl and the open door. And so intertwined were they in his heart and in his mind that they seemed like two happy dreams constantly fading one into another, both very distinct and quite inseparable. For it was in this same farmhouse that David and his beloved Angela had begun their married life. It was the only home they had ever known together, and (with the exception of a new roof and an addition which was to contain an oak-panelled library and a pink-and-gold bedroom for Angela) it was the only home they ever wanted to know. For one year David had paid a modest rental, but at the end of that time, so satisfied were he andAngela that it was the best home in the world, they decided to buy the place outright. Therefore, having carefully counted their capital and such prospects as the future might have in store for them, they called on the agent of the property and briefly told him of their heart's desire. The agent admitted that the owner had no possible use for the house himself and would no doubt be glad to part with it on easy terms. These surmises proved correct, and in a week's time David and Angela once more met at the agent's office to sign the all-important papers. The ...
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