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Chapter 10 - (VERSO)

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drove into the yard at sunset. Her face, when she saw the baby, expressed the last degree of amazement.

“Pa Sloane,” she demanded, “whose is that young one, and where did you get it?”

“I—I—bought it at the auction, Ma,” said Pa feebly. Then he waited for the explosion. None came. This last exploit of Pa’s was too much for Ma.

With a gasp she snatched the baby from Pa’s arms, and ordered him to go out and put the mare in. When Pa returned to the kitchen, Ma had set the baby on the sofa, fenced him around with


From "Pa Sloane's Purchase," again, coming earlier in the story than the previous verso page, suggesting that Montgomery's stack of scrap paper was not in order.