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" Why didn't you check her ?" " I should, if I had been too much in the draft." She combed his long silvery locks till she was ready to faint with fatigue, and till Parke woke up with a cry. When he was hushed the old man fell ...
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Two Men: A Novel

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" Why didn't you check her ?" " I should, if I had been too much in the draft." She combed his long silvery locks till she was ready to faint with fatigue, and till Parke woke up with a cry. When he was hushed the old man fell asleep in his chair, and his slumber was quiet, dreamless, and deep as the child's beside him. CHAPTER III. WHEN Jason saw Sarah's executive ability as the mistress and manager of her grand- father's establishment, in doors and out, and comprehended the absolute position of the Squire, he felt the impotence of his crude ideas, and his individual isolation. Nothing practical could be done in the way of equal rights with the Squire's garden, orchard, woodland, mills, houses, and ships, presided over and governed by the arbitrary wills ol such a man and such a woman. The prestige of possession dazzled his view of the tenth point of the law, and he fell down among the " nine-holes " of the game, which is an inscrutable one to those who do not hold a hand in it. He did therefore what most men do, when suddenly ushered from one sphere to another—ruled his actions according to the circumstances he was placed in. Now and then he made .use of the phrases which belonged to his smoldered theories. When Sarah requestedhim to give up his trade, he replied that it was better to be a carpenter than to live by the extortions of commerce, or an undue proportion of land ; whereat she laughed so loud he discovered that some of her teeth were as sharp-pointed as needles, and that theygave her a tigerish look. His connection simply with the Squire permitted him to make up his own hand in the game he thought he despised. Contracts were obtained on the strength of it which brought him money, and at the end of three years he was the owner of several stores and houses, plann...
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  • BN ID: 2940026259496
  • Publisher: Cassell & company , limited
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  • Edition description: Digitized from 1888 volume
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Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) was the author of three novels, including The Morgesons and Temple House, as well as short fiction, poetry, and newspaper editorials.
 
Jennifer Putzi is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Women’s Studies Program at the College of William and Mary. She is the author of Identifying Marks: The Marked Body in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.
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