Sealed Orders (Classic Reprint)

Sealed Orders (Classic Reprint)

by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
     
 

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I suppose there are folks that see the reasons of things. But I was never one of them. Made so, perhaps. Made to take life out in that way. But I don't know. It is n't easy to say. Nor it has n't been easy to take; not very.

In a measure I don't mind talking to you, Tom Brown. It's with humans as it is with other cattle out in these here

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Excerpt from Sealed Orders

I suppose there are folks that see the reasons of things. But I was never one of them. Made so, perhaps. Made to take life out in that way. But I don't know. It is n't easy to say. Nor it has n't been easy to take; not very.

In a measure I don't mind talking to you, Tom Brown. It's with humans as it is with other cattle out in these here great solitudes, - they herd together close for company. It seems such a lonesome thing to live. Don't it ever strike you, Tom, as a lonesome thing to be alive? Since we've took to this dig-out I've felt it particularly keen. It's this ugly cough that's catched me, in part, maybe.

I feel sick most all the time. A man's apt to be lone like when he's sickly. I've been well off, too, comparatively, since you and I have messed together. I'm free to say I'd like you better if your language was n't rough, odd times, as I've often told you. I suppose your heart's got a rough side to't, or the words would n't roughen out o't; but ye've never turned it onto me, if there is. I don't like roughness, - like a woman, may be. That set I got into up to Downer's shaft called roe the old woman, sometimes. I did n't stay at Downer's a great while. I had n't any luck there. The only stone I sighted was too hard for me to crack. I sold it to Jeb Pekins for ten dollars on his note of hand.

I spoke to you, didn't I, about the reasons of things and the difference in folks?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330686713
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/04/2015
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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