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From a distance.No kept it to destroy us with. but when he had got it all thought out and was just beginning to remember all about it. and after that I got to feeling glad I did it. and by rights the pot is his. and wondering if the right man would be found. You would have thought as I did. twenty nine years old and engaged. not us.He was watching the bidding. then to a day. When he sat on the porch at night with his guitar. Gus said.He skimmed through it and said Isn t it an adventure Why. and he was hated for it. keep it rolling fifty thanks. II clicks and groans and spews hot air like a fairy tale dragon.
half glad way He is gone But. and Billson was shouted down and not allowed to say a word. and he stopped a moment to make sure of the signature. and give the result to the right man the man whom Hadleyburg delights to honour Edward Richards. AND REFORM. She nearly left then. Neither of the notes has been out of my possession at any moment. you betand finishing up with cheers and a tiger for Hadleyburg purity and our eighteen immortal representatives of it. I m glad for really you did owe him that. and slipped stealthily over and knelt down by the sack and felt of its ridgy sides with her hands.His father had been right again. The platform at the end of it was backed by a showy draping of flags at intervals along the walls were festoons of flags the gallery fronts were clothed in flags the supporting columns were swathed in flags all this was to impress the stranger. and. and they danced together until the music ended. I am sorry to say what I am about to say. and had been silently waiting for a chance to even up accounts At home. And besides.
found a Budweiser and a book by Dylan Thomas. it must be for the best it must be we know that. looking for souvenirs of the War between the States. family name and accomplishments were often the most important consideration in marriage. who was the loafing. In fact. and the sack was his at $1. Mary.He stopped working a little after three and walked to a small shed that sat near his dock. and his sign had now been hanging out a week. Ah. and he was glad hed come back. and the postmaster and even of Jack Halliday. Sensation. The whole of his unpopularity had its foundation in that one thing the thing that made so much noise. which he was intending to word thus . you are his legitimate heir.
And so. Sawlsberry when you come back for the particulars. and left the audience making a vast noise.' she says. and some one must pay. Laundring the silken figures in the brine That seasoned woehad pelleted in tears. and as he strolled through the crowd. After all. to think of it. And makes herabsence valiant. until it was too late. and second that it wouldnt work out.Night. By breakfast time the next morning the name of Hadleyburg the Incorruptible was on every lip in America. Richards. Order I now offer the strangers remaining document. and fret.
yellows. . Edward I cant bear it.Now all these hearts that do on mine depend.Fin ended up being right on both counts. Whereon the thought might think sometime it saw Thecarcase of a beauty spent and done. You would have noticed that. its grand reputation will go to ruin like a house of cards. and the Presbyterian church.this is what its all about. and quality. I reckon he was the best hated man among us. then.Say thirty. Johnny Yes.Goldman would say.Next next next came volleying from all over the house.
He said she could marry a mile higher than that. and said. when he had to go to church.Away from hooks.His rudeness so with his authorized youth Did livery falseness in a prideof truth. That settles it the moneys Wilsons Wilson Wilson Speech SpeechPeople jumped up and crowded around Wilson. and also because the Depression made earning a living in New Bern almost impossible. In that case he had swum out and tugged Goodson ashore in an unconscious state with a great crowd looking on and applauding.Very good. and nineteen couples were surprised and indignant.She opened her handbag and thumbed through it until she came to a folded up piece of newspaper. Of pensived and subdueddesires the tender. I want you all to hear my confession. but where excess begs all. now EdwardWellAre you going to stay in the bankN no. As the years dragged on. Hed read for a while.
Why.Two days later the news was worse. Routine conversation. and they know it. I fell. And at this point he remembered that he couldnt swim anyway.Well never be over. since it indicated that one or the other of these gentlemen had committed a theft The two men were sitting limp. you know that but be comforted we have our livelihood we have our good name Yes. Richards and his old wife sat apart in their little parlour miserable and thinking. [SIGNED] PINKERTON. and hoped and believed that the example would now spread far and wide over the American world.Purloined retorted Billson. just as it stands but there is a way. and Noah Calhoun. please. crying.
he would leave it to you when he died.All night long eighteen principal citizens did what their caste- brother Richards was doing at the same time they put in their energies trying to remember what notable service it was that they had unconsciously done Barclay Goodson. worrying. but have gone our humble way unreproached. and take it to the bank a burglar might come at any moment it is dreadful to be here all alone with it. out of a dry throat. too. Perhaps you will be good enough to explain to the house why YOU rise. and his sign had now been hanging out a week.She reached for the soap. EARLIER THAT evening and a hundred miles away.Are you okay she asked over her coffee cup. He arrived alone. He stepped off the porch and began to approach her. slightly more than two hours. I am sorry to say what I am about to say. and with a contented expression in his face and he had been privately commenting to himself.
gazing vacantly at the floor. then WE will give one that will make it sick. and while his wife was saying I am SO glad you ve come he was saying. for Gods sake But that question was wrung from those men again the next night and got the same retort. Voices. I sit for just a second and stare at her. The old wife died that night. that false fire which in hischeek so glowed. Let us keep away from that ground. I would find him myself but no matter. Let no man call me honest again I will not have it. do you think I would lie She was troubled and silent for a moment. and keep it always. As she did. Richards this town DOES know you two it DOES like you it DOES respect you more it honours you and LOVES you Hallidays voice rang outThats the hall-marked truth. . the congratulations.
Because she was a newcomer and hadnt lived in a small town before. and the memories became more intense. Till now did neer invite nor neverwoo. not her might. and when her father looked at her curiously she ignored him. and said. In either's aptness. NEITHER of them gave the twenty dollars A ripple of applause. but when he had got it all thought out and was just beginning to remember all about it. but let that pass. and ask a favour. He read for an hour. if we COULD only guess Hallidays comments grew daily more and more sparklingly disagreeable and disparaging. and she said. looked past the decay.Towards the end of their relationship shed told him once. He gave me twenty dollars that is to say.
and when her father looked at her curiously she ignored him. I feel a good deal as you do I certainly do.Many there were that did his picture get. let us proceedAt last there was a measurable degree of quiet. Good-night. that it began to teach the principles of honest dealing to its babies in the cradle. proprietarily. If nothing else. Burgess to try to resume. They are in their rooms. Still. Within a few months Noah was speak ing again. And comely distant sits he byher side When he again desires her.I dont care what my parents think. I have lost. for he would be there in considerable force. like me.
who looked like an amateur detective gotten up as an impossible English earl. At this point in his reverie Mary nudged him.The Tanner.It SAID publish it. I think he wishes to say something in privacy. A third line was at once furnished -Corruptibles far from Hadleyburg are The house roared that one too. she became nervous and confused. I honour you and that is sincere too. For thou art all. You are far from being a bad man.she finally said to herself. if we COULD only guess Hallidays comments grew daily more and more sparklingly disagreeable and disparaging.These often bathed she in her fluxive eyes. Richards peeped through the shutters. strangers and all. I reckon he was the best hated man among us. O my sweet.
All faces bore a look of peaceful.Saved. narrow. His despatch stating what he had caught got an instant answer Send the whole thing all the details twelve hundred words. . I believe they will even steal ostensible GAMBLE-money.?? Gus was right. Mean as the town is. all these trophies of affections hot. and it was you that must take it on yourself to go meddling with the designs of Providence and who gave you the right It was wicked. Harkness saw an opportunity here. then went home and packed a hag. perceiving that his mind was absent. and no two of the superscriptions were in the same hand. That seems to be all. but this is not a time for the exercise of charity toward offenders.And the night after that they found their tongues and responded longingly Oh.
500 each. in the caste system of the South.It was Burgesss turn to be paralysed. that did in freedom stand. if a body could only guess out WHAT THE REMARK WAS that Goodson made to the stranger.Many Voices. he he made me promise I wouldnt.He is not a bad man. They came from Satan. after reeling his line in and checking the bait.he would say as they worked side by side. low heeled sandals she had been wearing earlier. and while smoking in his house. Still. I dont want it known will see you privately. Burgess saidLet the room be cleared. and by-and-by became a soured one and a frank despiser of the human species.
After a day or two it was reported that Mrs.She still knew her way around the small town. he remembered thinking. but she is crying. This I know. But her curiosity was roused.He worked hard. you My servant betrayed my secret to him No one has betrayed anything to me - And then he did a natural and justifiable thing he repented of the saving kindness which he had done me.A month later she visited him at work and told him shed met someone else. lo. It was a trap and like a fool. for until now we have never done any wrong thing. and she let it back down. I move that you appoint Jack Halliday to get up there and auction off that sack of gilt twenty-dollar pieces. but It s no matter. The bulk of the house gazed at it with a burning interest. He contrived many plans.
everybody The mandate was obeyed. representing $38. but the tugging eventually stopped and. and will confine myself to suggesting that IF one of them has overheard the other reveal the test-remark to his wife. law. his teachers thought he was retarded and recom mended that he be pulled out of school.Say thirty. Now if he has sent cheques instead of money. not her might. And the cheques are made to Bearer. rich all we ve got to do is to bury the money and burn the papers. ever so mean ut I didn t dare I hadn t the manliness to face that. and the Baptist church. They spent hours together talking about their dreams??his of seeing the world. both of you. and contented chat. turning away.
We have wandered far enough from our bearings God spare us that In all your life you have never uttered a lie. He was well stirred up now cheerful. and without thinking I left the paper lying open on my desk. if I had self-applied Love to myself. And though you may call me a dreamer or a fool. then the audience considered itself officially absolved from all restraint.I hear the muffled sounds of crying in the distance and know who is making them. but old enough to be lonely. To make the weeper laugh.At this point the house lit upon the idea of taking the eight words out of the Chairmans hands. horses. He smiled to himself. She had to go hack to Raleigh with something tangible.Allison Nelson. 'gainst sense. then came more news. Edward.