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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Much as the young Londoner had found to admire in his friend Johnny's humble home, when viewed under the extenuating circumstances of affording shelter to the weary and a supper to the hungry, he found it twice as pleasant before the morning dew was off the flower-borders, and while a warm haze was overhanging the valley, as he accompanied the cheerful old man in a round of the premises: till Prissy, for once in her life too late for breakfast, contrived to make her appearance. But when she did arrive, and her self-accusations were embellished by blushes as vivid as those of the damask-roses in full flower in her little garden, Mark Egley had no longer any hesitation in deciding Dudbourne Dale to be the prettiest spot he had chanced upon in the course of his travels: m' •: especially when old Atfield began to apologize for being forced to absent himself, for parish business at Duddonstone. 'A vestry meeting was appointed afore I got your letter yesterday,' said he, as soon as they were all seated at breakfast: 'else, as I 've missed ne'er a one sin' I was appointed churchwarden, two year agone, I should ha' proposed postponing it till a'ter you'd left us.' 'Dudbourne Dale belongs to the township of Duddonstone,' added Friscilla, in explanation of what their guest thought quite sufficiently lucid: 'and once a week, my father is obliged to devote the morning to parish business. It amuses him,--as an excuse for walking over, and chatting with his old friends: for with only thirty acres of land in his hands, he has scarcely sufficient interest or employment.' Mark Egley pronounced himself strongly in favour of parish meetings, and commendation of Farmer Atficld's patriotism in such persevering attendance. He could not find-it in his conscience to persuade the old gentleman ...
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