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Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 21 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 21

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 21
CHAPTER XXIWall, it wuz all settled as I wanted it to be. Them two angels, as I couldn't hardly keep callin' 'em, if one of 'em wuz a he angel--them two lovely good creeters wuz married right in the place where I wanted 'em to be married--right in our parlor, in front of the picter of Grant, and not fur back of the hangin' lamp, but fur enough back so's to allow of a lovely bell of white roses and lilies to swing over their heads. The bell wuz made of the white roses, and a fair white lily hung down,... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 3520

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 17 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 17

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 17
CHAPTER XVIIIt rained some in the mornin', and Josiah said, "That it wuz presumptious for any one to go out onto the Fair ground in such a time." So he settled down with the last Sunday's _World_, which he hadn't had time to read before, and looked and acted as if he wuzn't goin' to stir out of his tracks in some time. (Illustration: He wuzn't goin' to stir.) But I went out onto the stoop and kinder put my hand out and looked up into the clouds clost, and I see that it didn't do no more than to mist... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 2804

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 16 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 16

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 16
CHAPTER XVIWall, this mornin'--it bein' kind of a muggy and cloudy one, I proposed that we should go and visit the Fishery Department. And I d'no why I should a thought on it this mornin' more'n another one--only it wuz jest such a day as Josiah and Thomas Jefferson always took for goin' a-fishin' in the creek back of Jonesville. And then we had fish for breakfast too--siscoes--mebby that put me in mind on it some. But anyway, I wuz always interested in the subject of fishin', and the hull world is. For what wuz the Postles? Fishers. For what did... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 3047

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 15 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 15

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 15
CHAPTER XVWall, this mornin' I said that I would go to see the Palace of Art if I had to go on my hands and knees. And Josiah sez, "I guess you'd need a new pair of knees by the time you got there." And I do spoze it wuz milds and milds from where I wuz. But I only wanted to let Josiah Allen know my cast-iron determination to not be put off another minute in payin' my devours to Art. He see it writ in my mean and didn't make no moves towards breakin' it up. Only he muttered... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 1546

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 14 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 14

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 14
CHAPTER XIVI told Josiah this mornin' I wanted to go to the place where they had flowers, and plants, and roses, and things--I felt that duty wuz a-drawin' me. For, as I told him, old Miss Mahew wanted me to get her a slip of monthly rose if they had 'em to spare--she said, "If they seemed to have quite a few, I might tackle 'em about it, and if they seemed to be kinder scrimped for varieties, she stood willin' to swap one of her best kinds for one of theirn--she said she spozed they would have as many as... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 2827

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 13 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 13

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 13
CHAPTER XIIIWall, the next day after our visit to the Manafactures and Liberal Arts Buildin', I told Josiah to-day I wouldn't put it off a minute longer, I wuz goin' to see the Convent of La Rabida; and sez I, "I feel mortified and ashamed to think I hain't been before." Sez I, "What would Christopher Columbus say to think I had slighted him all this time if he knew on't!" And Josiah said "he guessed I wouldn't git into any trouble with Columbus about it, after he'd been dead four hundred years." "Wall," sez I, "I don't spoze I would,... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 2526

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 12 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 12

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 12
CHAPTER XIIAfter we reluctantly left off contemplatin' that statute of Woman, we wended along to the buildin' of Manafactures and Liberal Arts, that colossial structure that dwarfs all the other giants of the Exposition. This is the largest buildin' ever constructed by any exposition whatsoever. It covers with its galleries forty acres of land--it is as big as the hull of Elam Bobbet's farm--and Elam gets a good livin' offen that farm for him and Amanda and eight children, and he raises all kinds of crops on it, besides cows, and colts, and hens, grass land and pasture, and a creek... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 3193

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 11 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 11

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 11
CHAPTER XIWall, the next mornin'--such is the wonderful balm of onbroken sleep that any one takes in onbeknown to themselves--we felt considerable brisk. And Josiah proposed that we should go and pay attention to the Buildin' of Liberal Arts and Manafactures that day. Havin' had my way the day before on goin' to the home and headquarters of my sect first, I thought it wuzn't no more than right that my pardner should have his way that day as to what buildin' we should pay attention to, and he wanted to go to the biggest one next. He said that, "When... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 607

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 7 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 7

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 7
CHAPTER VIIChristopher Columbus Allen got along splendid with his railroad business, and by the time the rest of us wuz ready for the World's Fair, he wuz. We didn't have so many preparations to make as we would in other circumstances, for Ury and Philury wuz goin' to move right into our house, and do for it jest as well as we would do for ourselves. They had done this durin' other towers that we had gone off on, and never had we found our confidence misplaced, or so much as a towel or a dish-cloth missin'. We have always done... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 2640

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 6 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 6

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 6
CHAPTER VIThere wuz sights and sights of talk in Jonesville and the adjacent and surroundin' world about the World's Fair bein' open on Sundays. There wuz sights and sights of fightin' back and forth about the rights and the wrongs of it. And there wuz some talk about the saloons bein' open too, bein' open week days and Sundays. But, of course, there wuzn't so much talk about that; it seemed to be all settled from the very first on't that the saloons wuz a-goin' to be open the hull of the time--that they must be. Why, it seemed to be... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 1184

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 5 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 5

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 5
CHAPTER VHain't it curious how tellin' over a thing will bring back all of the circumstances a-surroundin' of it round--bring 'em all up fresh to you. I wuz a-tellin' Krit about that Equinomical Counsel that wuz held to Washington, D.C. And though I hain't no hand and never wuz to find one word of fault with my dear companion to outsiders, still, as he wuz all in the family, I did say that his Uncle wuz at one time very anxious to go to it. And after Krit went away--he had come over from Tirzah Ann's that day, and staid to... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 3093

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 4 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 4

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 4
CHAPTER IVI knew Thomas J. wuz a-layin' out to go up to Zoar some day that week to see about a young chap to stay in his office while he wuz at the World's Fair, and it seemed that Krit had gone along for company and for the ride. Them two young fellers love to be together. They are both as smart as whips--the very keenest, snappiest kind of whips. Wall, I laid out to git a good dinner, that wuz my calm intention; and I sent out Josiah Allen to ketch two plump pullets, I a-layin' out to stuff 'em... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 519

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 3 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 3

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 3
CHAPTER IIIMy beloved pardner is very easy lifted up or cast down by his emotions, and his excitement wuz intense durin' the hull of the long time that the warfare lasted as to where the World's Fair wuz to be held Columbus wuz goin' to be celebrated. I thought at the time, Josiah wuz so fearful riz up in his mind, that it wuz doubtful if he ever would be settled down agin, and act in a way becomin' to a grandfather and a Deacon in the M.E. meetin'-house. And it wuz a excitin' time, very, and the fightin' and... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 2979

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 2 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 2

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 2
CHAPTER IIWall, we all enjoyed havin' Christopher there the best that ever wuz. For he wuz very agreeable, as well as oncommon smart, which two qualities don't always go together, as has often been observed by others, and I have seen for myself. Wall, it wuzn't more than a week or so after Krit arrived and got there, that another relation made his appearance in Jonesville. It wuz of 'em on his side this time--not like Krit, half hisen and half mine, but clear hisen. Clear Allen, with no Smith at all in the admixture. Proud enough wuz my pardner of... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 2310

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 1 Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 1

Samantha At The World's Fair - Chapter 1
CHAPTER IChristopher Columbus has always been a object of extreme interest and admiration to me ever sence I first read about him in my old Olney's Gography, up to the time when I hearn he wuz a-goin' to be celebrated in Chicago. I always looked up to Christopher, I always admired him, and in a modest and meetin'-house sense, I will say boldly and with no fear of Josiah before my eyes that I loved him. Havin' such feelin's for Christopher Columbus, as I had, and havin' such feelin's for New Discoverers, do you spoze I wuz a-goin' to have a... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 2700

Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 14 Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 14

Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 14
CHAPTER XIVShe talked real eloquent about it, and kinder begun to shed tears. She's a capital hand to git money, she could always cry when she wanted to when she went to school, did it by holdin' her breath or sunthin'. And when I say that I don't want it understood that I believe she did all her cryin' that way. No, I spoze she could draw on her imagination and feelin's to that extent and git 'em so rousted up that she did actually shed tears, wet tears jest like anybody, some of the time, and some she made, so... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 2017

Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 13 Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 13

Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 13
CHAPTER XIIIThe Japan exhibit is on a beautiful hill south of Machinery Palace. There are seven large buildin's besides the small pagodas and all filled with objects of interest. It seems as if the hull kingdom of Japan must have taken hold to make this display what it is. And how they could do it with a big war goin' on in their midst is a wonder, and shows beyend words what wonderful people the Japans are. There are two kinds of exhibits, one by the allied business interests or Government and the other by individuals. But they all seem to... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 2526

Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 12 Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 12

Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 12
CHAPTER XIIWell, for the next week we had a busy time, goin' to the Fair most every day, sometimes all together, but not stayin' together long, for most always we'd meet Professor Todd somewhere and he and Blandina would pair off together (I jest as willin' as anybody ever wuz). Molly had a young schoolmate who lived in St. Louis, and sometimes they would spend the day together at some reception or other. But most of the time Josiah and I paid our two attentions to the Fair stiddy, a travelin' about and seein' all we could. And one mornin' Josiah... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 2013

Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 11 Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 11

Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 11
CHAPTER XIWe entered Fair Japan through a big gateway a hundred feet high. It wuz called the Temple of Kiko, it wuz all covered with carvin' and gold ornaments. And they say it couldn't be made now of the same materials for a million dollars. It would been magnificent lookin' if it hadn't been for what looked like serpents wreathin' up the pillars in front. I hate snakes! and they're the last ornaments I would ever sculp over my front door. Blandina said they wuz dragons, and mebby they wuz. 'Tennyrate they wuz fastened to the pillars and didn't offer to... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 2974

Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 10 Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 10

Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition - Chapter 10
CHAPTER XWest of the forestry buildin' growin' right out of the ground is a immense map of the United States covering five acres of ground, gravel walks mark the State and coast lines, and each State is sot out in its own native flowers. There it wuz, you could look right down onto it jest like a map, from the rocky shores of Maine down to Florida. Josiah wuz simply infatuated with the sight and I myself thought it wuz a great idee and I sez: "Josiah, this is a plan worthy of Uncle Sam to immortalize what is dearest to... Long Stories - Post by : oukhanova - Date : May 2012 - Author : Marietta Holley - Read : 3127