Chapter 10 - (VERSO)
chairs so that he couldn’t fall off, and given him a molasses cooky.
“Now, Pa Sloane, you can explain,” she said.
Pa explained. Ma listened in grim silence until he had finished. Then she said sternly,
“Do you reckon we’re going to keep this baby?”
“I—I—dunno,” said Pa. And he didn’t.
“Well, we’re not. I brought up one boy and that’s enough. I don’t calculate to be pestered with any more. I never was much struck on children as children, anyhow. You say that Mary Garland had a
From "Pa Sloane's Purchase."