Chapter 10 - (VERSO)
brother out in Manitoba? Well, we shall just write to him and tell him he’s got to look out for his nephew.”
“But how can you do that, Ma, when nobody knows his address?” objected Pa, with a wistful look at that delicious, laughing baby.
“I’ll find out his address if I have to advertise in the papers for him,” retorted Ma. “As for you, Pa Sloane, you’re not fit to be out of a lunatic asylum. The next auction you’ll be buying a wife, I s’pose?”
Pa, quite crushed by Ma’s sarcasm, pulled his chair in to
From "Pa Sloane's Purchase," originally published as "Pa Rudge's Purchase" in Christian Endeavor World in 1906 and then included in Chronicles of Avonlea in 1912.