Cover

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pp. C-C1

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-iv

Foreword

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pp. v-x

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I

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pp. 1-98

The mines on Little Carr closed in March. Winter had been mild, the snows scant and frost-thin upon the ground. Robins stayed the season through, and sapsuckers came early to drill the black birch beside our house. Though Father had worked in the...

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II

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pp. 99-166

Fall had been dry and the giant milkweed pods broke early in September. Lean Neck Creek dried to a thread, and all the springs under the moss were damp pockets without a sound of water. Father had sent me over from Little Carr to stay with Grandma while Uncle Jolly laid out a spell in the county jail...

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III

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pp. 167-246

The hail of early June shredded the growing blades of corn, and a windstorm breaking over Little Angus Creek in July flattened the sloping fields; but the hardy stalks rose in the hot sun, and the fat ears fruited and ripened. The mines at Blackjack had closed again...