a country chronicle

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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: Mr. White and Grandpa Tyler Talk Politics at the Store MY father pushes his chair back from the supper table. He says to my mother: " Le' 's see, did n't you say you wanted the clothes brought in ? I s'pose they 're dry by this time, ain't they? " My mother says: " Well, I should hope so! They 've been out since half past six this morning." My mother always washes Monday morning. My father gets up early to help her, and my brother has to get up early and do the chores alone. This morning he had to shovel a path along the clothesline. My mother has the clothes out before breakfast every time. The neighbors say they would n't know what to make of it if there was a Monday morning without her clothes out on the line by half past six. My father comes in with the basket heaping full. He sets it on the kitchen table. My mother says she '11 sprinkle them the last thing before going to bed. My father says: " Well, I guess I '11 go down to the store and get the mail. I should n't wonder ifI 'd have a chance to give a few more invitations, too." I say to my father: " Can I go too ? " My father says: " Yes, I s'pose so, if your ma '11 let you. Maybe you '11 get your Companion, too. I s'pose it was the storm Saturday that made it late." I get my Scotch cap and my comforter and mittens. I tie the comforter around my neck, and button the ends under my coat. The comforter is blue and white, with a couple of red streaks, and the ends are fringed. They stick out from under the bottom of my coat. We go past Uncle Anthony's and down the road. Then we go past Mr. White's and Johnnie's and come to where the depot hill begins. Down at the bottom of the depot hill we can see the depot lights. There are two or three red lights. Those are the switches. We can see the light ...
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