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Chapter 5 - (VERSO)

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was sober today. He liked to bask in that ripe sunlight as as well as his dog and cat did; and in such baskings he almost always looked out of his doorway at the far, fine blue sky over the tops of the crowding maples. But to-day he was not looking at the sky, instead, he was staring at the black, dusty rafters of his kitchen, where hung hung dried meats and strings of onions and bunches of herbs and fishing tackle and guns and skins.

But old Abel saw not these things; his face was the face of a man who beholds visions, compact of heavenly pleasure and hellish pain; for old Abel was seeing what he might have been—and what


header title with a sketch of an old man and young boy walking away from a house

From the beginning of "Each in His Own Tongue," which was first published in The Delineator magazine in 1910, before being included in Chronicles of Avonlea in 1912. The title of the short story, "Each in His Own Tongue," is biblical. In Acts 2:8, describing Pentecost—which is so appropriate to what one of the main characters, Mr. Leonard, has to learn: "And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?"
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"(begin strikethrough)4(end strikethrough)51515": This chapter contains several pages where a 4 has been corrected to a 5 on the verso pages.