One Thing Is Certain: A Novel (Classic Reprint)

One Thing Is Certain: A Novel (Classic Reprint)

by Sophie Kerr
     
 

Excerpt from One Thing Is Certain: A Novel

Anyone who takes the river road and rides for two miles along its green shaded solitudes will find himself at the peak of that little triangular piece of Amos West's meadows, about which he went to law with Zebdial Fountain, and having proved his right to it, enclosed it with the highest, best-built snake-rail fence

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Excerpt from One Thing Is Certain: A Novel

Anyone who takes the river road and rides for two miles along its green shaded solitudes will find himself at the peak of that little triangular piece of Amos West's meadows, about which he went to law with Zebdial Fountain, and having proved his right to it, enclosed it with the highest, best-built snake-rail fence on the whole of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It was not a valuable piece of land, but as Amos West said, "a boundary line's a boundary line," and carried his deeds into court to prove it. The contested bit of land was a queer jagged tooth, projecting from the otherwise even square of his prosperous acres, and had been cut into the adjoining tract by the man who once owned both farms under the tale-telling title of "Liden's Venture," because when poverty forced him to divide his possessions he was determined to retain for his own delight the great beech tree that marked the very tip of the tooth, the only tree of its kind anywhere in the neighborhood. For Liden, of "Liden's Venture" was a man who loved trees better than he loved people and was their tireless friend. The smooth silver trunk of the beech, and the gracious sweep of its branches were a delight to him that he wished to preserve.

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ISBN-13:
9781330050385
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/12/2015
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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