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When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine   By: (1844-1931)

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When Life Was Young

At the Old Farm in Maine

BY

C. A. STEPHENS

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PUBLISHED BY THE YOUTH'S COMPANION BOSTON, MASS.

Copyright , 1912 BY C. A. STEPHENS

All rights reserved

Electrotyped and Printed by THE COLONIAL PRESS C. H. Simonds & Co., Boston, U.S.A.

DEDICATED

WITH CORDIAL BEST

WISHES TO THE MANY

Readers of the Youth's Companion

WHO HAVE SO KINDLY REMEMBERED

US AT THE OLD SQUIRE'S

FARM

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE

THE FARM ON THE PENNESSEEWASSEE 1

I. A NOSE IN COMMON 5

II. WHITE SUNDAY 13

III. MONDAY AT THE OLD FARM 28

IV. OUR FIRST JERSEY COW 47

V. SHEEP WASHING ADDISON'S NOVEL WATER WARMER 57

VI. THE VERMIFUGE BOTTLE 72

VII. IMMERSING THE LAMBS 94

VIII. "OLD THREE LEGS" 106

IX. HOMESICK AGAIN. BLUE, OH, SO BLUE 119

X. MUG BREAD, PONES AND JOHNNY REB TOAST 128

XI. THE BIRDS AND BIRD SONGS AT THE OLD FARM 136

XII. TWO VERY EARLY CALLERS EACH ON BUSINESS 153

XIII. WE ALL SET OFF TO HAVE OUR PICTURES TAKEN 166

XIV. "THERE IS A MAN IN ENGLAND, NAMED DARWIN" 176

XV. A WET FOURTH OF JULY, WITH A GOOD DEAL OF HUMAN NATURE IN IT 187

XVI. WOOD CHUCKS IN THE CLOVER ADDISON'S STRATAGEM 208

XVII. HAYING TIME 218

XVIII. APPLE HOARDS 227

XIX. DOG DAYS, GRAIN HARVEST, AND A TRULY LUCRETIAN TEMPEST 247

XX. CEDAR BROOMS AND A NOBLE STRING OF TROUT 255

XXI. TOM'S FORT 268

XXII. HIGH TIMES 286

XXIII. THE THRASHERS COME 297

XXIV. GOING TO THE CATTLE SHOW 308

XXV. THE WILD ROSE SWEETING 321

XXVI. THE OLD SQUIRE ALLOWS US FOUR DAYS FOR CAMPING OUT 329

XXVII. AT THE OLD SLAVE'S FARM 340

XXVIII. THE OLD SQUIRE'S PANTHER STORY 384

XXIX. THE OUTLAW DOGS 397

XXX. A HEARTFELT THANKSGIVING AND A MERRY YOUNG MUSE THAT VISITED US UNINVITED 410

When Life Was Young

THE FARM ON THE PENNESSEEWASSEE

Away down East in the Pine Tree State, there is a lake dearer to my heart than all the other waters of this fair earth, for its shores were the scenes of my boyhood, when Life was young and the world a romance still unread.

Dearer to the heart; for then glowed that roseate young joy and faith in life and its grand possibilities; that hope and confidence that great things can be done and that the doing of them will prove of high avail. For such is ever our natural, normal first view of life; the clear young brain's first vision of this wondrous bright universe of earth and sky; the first picture on the sentient plate of consciousness, and the true one, before error blurs and evil dims it; a joy and a faith in life which as yet, on this still imperfect earth of ours, comes but once, with youth... Continue reading book >>




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