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Uncle Tom's Cabin, Or, Life Among the Lowly
by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Binding: Hardcover, 332 pages
Publisher: BiblioLife
Weight: 1.41 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9.21 x W: 0.47 inches
ISBN 10: 055931292X
ISBN 13: 9780559312922
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER XXI. Ocr readers may not be unwilling to glance back, for a brief interval, at Uncle Tom's Cabin, on the Kentucky farm, and see what, has been transpiring among those whom he had left behind. It was late in the summer afternoon, and the doors and windows of the large parlor all stood open, to invite any stray breeze, that might feel in a good humor, to enter. Mr. Shelby sat in a large hall opening into the room, and running through the whole length of the house, to a balcony on cither end. Leisurely tipped back in one chair, with his heels in another, he was enjoying his after dinner cigar. Mrs. Shelby . sat in the door, busy about some fine sewing ; she seemed like one who had something on her mind, which she was seeking an opportunity to introduce. 'Do you know,' she said, 'that Chloe has had a letter from Tom?' 'Ah! has she? Tom's got some friend there, it seems. How is the old boy?' 'He has been bought by a very fine family, I should think,' said Mrs. Shelby, 'is kindly treated, and has not much to do.' 'Ah ! well, I'm glad of it, very glad,' said Mr. Shelby, heartily. 'Tom, I suppose, will get reconciled to a Southern residence; hardly want to come up here again.' ' On the contrary, he inquires very anxiously,' said Mrs. Vol. ?. 5 Shelby, 'when the money for his redemption is to be raised.' 'I'm sure /don't know,' said Mr. Shelby. 'Once get business running wrong, there does seem to be no end to it. It 's like jumping from one bog to another, all through a swamp ; borrow of one to pay another, and then borrow of another to pay one, and these confounded notes falling due before a man has time to smoke a cigar and turn round, dunning letters and dunning messages, all scamper and hurry scurry.' ' It does seem to me, my dear, that...

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