Excerpt: ...returned the minister, and walked out before there could be further friction between them; for he liked the hard-headed, shrewd, and none-too-honest politician, as he liked few men in Polktown. If the minister did not distinctly array himself with the partisans of Nelson Haley, he expressed his full belief in his honesty in a public manner. And at Thursday night prayer meeting he incorporated in his petition a request that his parishioners be not given to judging those under suspicion, and that a spirit of ...
Excerpt: ...returned the minister, and walked out before there could be further friction between them; for he liked the hard-headed, shrewd, and none-too-honest politician, as he liked few men in Polktown. If the minister did not distinctly array himself with the partisans of Nelson Haley, he expressed his full belief in his honesty in a public manner. And at Thursday night prayer meeting he incorporated in his petition a request that his parishioners be not given to judging those under suspicion, and that a spirit of charity be spread abroad in the community at just this time. The next day, Walky Dexter said, that charitable spirit the minister had prayed for "got awfully swatted." News spread that on the previous Saturday, only a few hours after the coin collection was missed, Nelson Haley had sent away a post-office money order for two hundred dollars. "That's where a part of the missing money went," was the consensus of public opinion. How this news leaked out from the post-office was a mystery. But when taxed with the accusation Nelson's pride made him acknowledge the fact without hesitation. "Yes; I sent away two hundred dollars. It went to my aunt in Sheffield. I owed it to her. She helped me through college." "Where did I get the money? I saved it from my salary." Categorically, these were his answers. "If that young feller only could be tongue-tied for a few weeks, he might git out o' this mess in some way," Walky Dexter said. "He talks more useless than th' city feller that was a-sparkin' one of our country gals. He talked mighty high-falutin'-lots dif'rent from what the boys she'd been bringed up with talked. "Sez he: 'See haow b-e-a-u-tiful th' stars shine ter-night. An' if th' moon would shed-would shed--' 'Never mind the woodshed, ' sez the gal. 'Go on with yer purty talk.' Haw! haw! haw! "Now, this here Nelson Haley ain't got no more control of his tongue than that feller had. Jefers-pelters! what ye goin' ter do with a feller that tells...
Fair. HB, Goldsmith Publishing Company, Cleveland, c1917, frontis by Corrine Turner. Dark blue cloth on boards is showing soil, worn backstrip edges, cracked back hinge and weak front hinge, gift inscription on fep, contents pretty clean and pretty tight. Fair.
Turner, Corinne. A fair blue cloth hardcover, no dust jacket, gilt titling on spine. Spine faded, cover corners chewed, several small stain spots to covers; binding loose, but contents appear clean. Copyright 1917.
Very Good. 1 Copy Available; Very Good hardback in Burgandy cloth with black decoration; 5.5 x 8.5"; 310 pgs; wear to spine ends, edges and corners; Internals are very clean; full page illustrations; frontispiece present; Reprint ed.
Illustrated by Corinne Turner. Good in Poor dust jacket. DJ worn, rubbed and soiled with chips and tears around the edges, 2" closed tear from top of front of DJ downward, DJ now in protective cover, front DJ flap is detached from rest of DJ, covers worn, rubbed and faded, wear and fraying around the edges, corners and spine ends, inscription, stamp and sticker on front end page, age-toned, front hinge beginning to crack, back end page torn along fore-edge, binding tight, text clean; 12mo 7"-7½" tall; 310 pages.
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