Page Sixman. He died in 1887, full of years, four score and six, and he sleeps beside my mother.
Simple was the life into which I was first ushered back in 1839; crude were the implements of civilization. Food and clothing were the outcome chie?y of home industry; life's needs were few and easily supplied; field and forest about my home were ignorant of sound of the steam whistle; the nearest railroad was many tens of miles away; the school house was a log hut of one room and the Blue Back Speller was a high mark in literature; the arrival of a stranger in the neighborhood was an event like a visitor from another world; of books there were few, and indeed little needed; for there were the Bible, Fox's Book of Martyrs; and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress; while nature with her book of fields, forest and seasons, her snow storms and her freshets ever called one to read; the teeming world beyond with cities and men was all but unknown and the noises of the world of business and of politics in State and nation drifted into that community planted in the woods like spent echoes.
The world was small, must be small; from the highest hill top, one could see on a clear day almost, perhaps, to its utmost limits and those who had journeyed far away out of the community, going fifty, one hundred or possibly two hundred miles surely must have gotten nearly to the bound ary. Such were my childish ideas.
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Language - English
Author(s) - Alexander R. Foushee
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780332420745
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.8 cm
Page Count - 91
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