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The Wooing of Calvin Parks   By: (1850-1943)

The Wooing of Calvin Parks by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards

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THE WOOING OF CALVIN PARKS

[Illustration: CALVIN PARKS.]

THE WOOING OF CALVIN PARKS

By LAURA E. RICHARDS

Author of "Captain January," "Melody," "Mrs. Tree," "Geoffrey Strong," etc.

ILLUSTRATED

BOSTON DANA ESTES & COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1908 By DANA ESTES & COMPANY

All rights reserved

THE WOOING OF CALVIN PARKS

COLONIAL PRESS

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

TO

H. H. R.

WITH MUCH LOVE

Transcriber's notes: Obvious printer errors have been silently corrected and hyphenated words have been standardized.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. INTRODUCING THE PRICIPAL CHARACTERS 11

II. BROTHERLY WAYS 21

III. CALVIN'S STORY 38

IV. THE CANDY ROUTE 48

V. CONCERNING PEPPERMINTS 63

VI. BOARD AND LODGING 76

VII. MATCH MAKING 88

VIII. "PLAYING S'POSE" 101

IX. CANDY MAKING 120

X. JOHN ALDEN WITH A DIFFERENCE 134

XI. CONCERNING TRADE 148

XII. CALVIN'S WATERLOO 160

XIII. MERRY CHRISTMAS 187

XIV. AT LAST! 204

XV. BY WAY OF CONTRAST 219

XVI. TOIL AND TROUBLE 238

XVII. NIGHT 252

XVIII. MORNING 259

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

CALVIN PARKS Frontispiece

"HE LOOKED FROM ONE TWIN TO THE OTHER, HALF AMUSED, HALF INDIGNANT" 40

"CALVIN REGARDED THEM BENEVOLENTLY" 49

MR. CHEESEMAN 120

"'HOLD ON, MISS HANDS!' SAID CALVIN, AS SHE MOVED TOWARD THE DOOR" 137

"'THEN I HOVE HIM BACK INTO THE DRIFT TO COOL OFF A SPELL'" 188

MARY SANDS 204

"THEN WITH ONE SWIFT MOTION, CALVIN TRANSFERRED THE PIE FROM HIS PLATE TO THE STOVE" 233

THE WOOING OF CALVIN PARKS

CHAPTER I

INTRODUCING THE PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS

"If I'm not mistaken," said Calvin Parks, "this is the ro'd where Sam and Sim used to live!"

He checked his horse and looked about him. "And there well, I'm blowed if that ain't the house now. Same old pumpkin color; same old well sweep; same old trees; it certinly is the house. Well!"

He looked earnestly at the house, which seemed to give him a friendly look in return; a large, comfortable yellow house, with windows of cheerful inquiry, and a door that came as near smiling as a door can. Two huge elms mounted guard over it, and touched tips with a group of splendid willows that clustered round the ample barnyard; the front yard was green and smooth, with a neat flagstone path; a vast and friendly looking dog lay on the broad door step; everything about the place looked comfortable and sociable.

"If that ain't a pictur'," said Calvin Parks, "I never see one, that's all."

He drove into the yard, and clambered rather slowly out of his wagon. He was a tall, light limbed, active looking man, but the wheels seemed to be in his way.

"I never shall get used to this rig," he muttered; "I'd ought to have a rope and tayckle to hi'st me out."

He cast a disapproving look at the wagon, and hurried toward the house. The vast dog rose, shook himself, yawned, and sniffed approvingly at his trousers... Continue reading book >>




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