A Woman Named Smith

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If it had been humanly possible for Great-Aunt Sophronisba Scarlett to lug her place in Hyndsville, South Carolina, along with her into the next world, plump it squarely in the middle of the Elysian Fields, plaster it over with "No Trespassing" signs, and then settle herself down to a blissful eternity of serving writs upon the angels for flying over her fences without permission, and setting the saved by the ears in general, she would have done so and felt that heaven was almost as desirable a place as South ...
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If it had been humanly possible for Great-Aunt Sophronisba Scarlett to lug her place in Hyndsville, South Carolina, along with her into the next world, plump it squarely in the middle of the Elysian Fields, plaster it over with "No Trespassing" signs, and then settle herself down to a blissful eternity of serving writs upon the angels for flying over her fences without permission, and setting the saved by the ears in general, she would have done so and felt that heaven was almost as desirable a place as South Carolina. But as even she couldn't impose her will upon the next world, and there was nobody in this one she hated less than she did me-possibly because she had never laid eyes on me-she willed me Hynds House and what was left of the Hynds fortune; tying this string to her bequest: I must occupy Hynds House within six months, and I couldn't rent it, or attempt to sell it, without forfeiture of the entire estate.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781502826411
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/30/2014
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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  • Posted December 4, 2010

    Fun Read

    Published in 1919, this is a light-hearted southern gothic mystery, with all the proper motifs: haunted house, missing jewels, ugly duckling heiress, disowned son. The old fashioned prose is a delight, tho' some may find the characterization of black speech offensive. There is a great deal of humor in the book. Great literature? No. But well worth the time.

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    Posted January 1, 2013

    Can't get past page 5. Poor quality.

    This is one of those that has not been uploaded properly. Wrong letters in 50% of the words at least.

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