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Mary Ware in Texas was published in 1910 by Annie Fellows Johnston.This scarce antiquarian book is a Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature.
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Mary Ware in Texas

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Overview

Mary Ware in Texas was published in 1910 by Annie Fellows Johnston.This scarce antiquarian book is a Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781300039808
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 8/14/2012
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 778 KB

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CHAPTER III THE LITTLE TOWN OF BAUER Mary was the only one to whom the change of plans made a vital difference. She had built such lovely dream-castles of their winter in San Antonio that it was hard to see them destroyed at one breath. " Of course it's the only thing to do," she said, in a mournful aside to Norman, " but did you ever dream that there was a dish of rare, delicious fruit set down in front of you, so tempting that you could hardly wait to taste it, and just as you put out your hand it was suddenly snatched away? That's the way I feel about leaving here. And I've dreamed of getting letters, too; big, fat letters, that were somehow going to change my whole life for the better, and then just as I started to read them I always woke up, and so never found out the secret that would make such a change in my fortunes." " Maybe it won't be so bad after all," encouraged Norman. " Maybe we can have a boat. There's a creek running through the town and the Barnaby ranch is only seven miles out in the country. We'll see them often." Mary wanted to wail out, " Oh, it isn't boats, and ranches, and old people I want! It's girls, and boys, and something doing! Being in the heart of things, as we would be if we could only stay here in this beautiful old city!" The wail found no voice, however, for even in the midst of her disappointment Mary remembered Jack, and could not let him feel that this change in their plans meant any sacrifice for her. Besides, she had to acknowledge that the creek and the ranch did hold out some compensations, and she was deeply grateful to these two kind old people who had come to their rescue in such cordial, neighborly fashion. Mr. Barnaby had been calledinto the family council also, and had spent the evening with them discussing prices...
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