Amanda; a daughter of the Mennonites [NOOK Book]

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This early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Amanda; a daughter of the Mennonites

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Overview

This early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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  • BN ID: 2940018069270
  • Publisher: Philadelphia, G. W. Jacobs & company
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1921 volume
  • File size: 377 KB

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CHAPTER III BOILING APPLE BUTTER Amanda rose early the next morning. Apple- butter boiling day was always a happy one for her. She liked to watch the fire under the big copper kettle, to help with the ceaseless stirring with a long-handled stirrer. She thrilled at the breathless moment when her mother tested the thick, dark contents of the kettle and announced, " It's done." At dawn she went up the stairs with Uncle Amos to the big attic and opened and closed doors for him as he carried the heavy copper kettle down to the yard. Then she made the same trip with Millie and helped to carry from the attic heavy stone crocks in which to store the apple butter. After breakfast she went out to the grassy spot in the rear of the garden where an iron tripod stood and began to gather shavings and paper in readiness for the fire. She watched Millie scour the great copper kettle until its interior shone, then it was lifted on the tripod, the cider poured into it, and the fire started. Logs were fed to the flames until a roaring fire was in blast. Several times Millie skimmed the foam from the cider. " This is one time when signs don't work," the hired girl confided to the child. " Your Aunt Rebecca says that if you cook apple butter in the up-sign of the almanac it boils over easy, but it's the down-sign to-day, and yet this cider boils up all the time." " I guess it'll all burn in the bottom," said Amanda, " if it's the down-sign." " Not if you stir it good when the snitz are in. That's the time the work begins. Here's your mom and Philip." "Ach, Mom," Amanda ran to meet her mother " this here's awful much fun! I wish we'd boil apple butter every few days." " Just wait once," said Millie, "till you're a little bigger and want to go off to picnics or somewhere and...
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