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Strangers & Wayfarers

By Jewett, Sarah Orne

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Strangers & Wayfarers  
Author: Jewett, Sarah Orne
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Jewett, S. O. (n.d.). Strangers & Wayfarers. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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The passenger and mail transportation between the towns of North Kilby and Sanscrit Pond was carried on by Mr. Jefferson Briley, whose two-seated covered wagon was usually much too large for the demands of business. Both the Sanscrit Pond and North Kilby people were stayers-at-home, and Mr. Briley often made his seven-mile journey in entire solitude, except for the limp leather mail-bag, which he held firmly to the floor of the carriage with his heavily shod left foot. The mail-bag had almost a personality to him, born of long association. Mr. Briley was a meek and timid-looking body, but he held a warlike soul, and encouraged his fancies by reading awful tales of bloodshed and lawlessness in the far West. Mindful of stage robberies and train thieves, and of express messengers who died at their posts, he was prepared for anything; and although he had trusted to his own strength and bravery these many years, he carried a heavy pistol under his front-seat cushion for better defense. This awful weapon was familiar to all his regular passengers, and was usually shown to strangers by the time two of the seven miles of Mr. Briley's route bad been passed. The pistol was not loaded. Nobody (at least not Mr. Briley himself) doubted that the mere sight of such a weapon would turn the boldest adventurer aside.

Table of Contents
· A WINTER COURTSHIP. · THE MISTRESS OF SYDENHAM PLANTATION. · THE TOWN POOR. · THE QUEST OF MR. TEABY. · THE LUCK OF THE BOGANS · FAIR DAY. · GOING TO SHREWSBURY. · THE TAKING OF CAPTAIN BALL · IN DARK NEW ENGLAND DAYS. · THE WHITE ROSE ROAD.


 

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