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The Gilded Age, Illustrated, Volume 1

By Twain, Mark

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Title: The Gilded Age, Illustrated, Volume 1  
Author: Twain, Mark
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: THE Squire?s house was a double log cabin, in a state of decay; two or three gaunt hounds lay asleep about the threshold, and lifted their heads sadly whenever Mrs. Hawkins or the children stepped in and out over their bodies. Rubbish was scattered about the grassless yard; a bench stood near the door with a tin wash basin on it and a pail of water and a gourd; a cat had begun to drink from the pail, but the exertion was overtaxing her energies, and she had stopped to rest. There was an ash? hopper by the fence, and an iron pot, for soft?soap?boiling, near it. This dwelling constituted one?fifteenth of Obedstown; the other fourteen houses were scattered about among the tall pine trees and among the corn? fields in such a way that a man might stand in the midst of the city and not know but that he was in the country if he only depended on his eyes for information. ?Squire? Hawkins got his title from being postmaster of Obedstown not that the title properly belonged to the office, but because in those regions the chief citizens always must have titles of some sort, and so the usual courtesy had been extended to Hawkins. The mail was monthly, and sometimes amounted to as much as three or four letters at a single delivery. Even a rush like this did not fill up the postmaster?s whole month, though, and therefore he ?kept store? in the intervals.

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Table of Contents: The Gilded Age, Illustrated, Volume 1, 1 -- Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Charles Dudley Warner, 1 -- THE GILDED AGE, 2 -- A Tale of Today, 2 -- by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, 2 -- 1873, 2 -- Volume 1, 2 -- CONTENTS, 7 -- ILLUSTRATIONS, 8 -- Chapter I, 10 -- Chapter II, 20 -- Chapter III, 24 -- Chapter IV, 28 -- Chapter V, 39 -- Chapter VI, 45 -- Chapter VII, 55 -- Chapter VIII, 60 -- Chapter IX, 67


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