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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1905 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXII Jesse Brinton proved himself a true friend to his lonesome and troubled young foreman during the weeks and months which followed his exile from the farm. He felt genuinely sorry for him, and tried to divert his mind from brooding over his misfortune. At least once or twice a week he took Ned driving with him through the country behind his best horse, Zeke, going everywhere except in the neighborhood of Oakdale. On almost every such occasion he insisted upon letting Ned drive. It kept his mind better occupied and gave him a keener relish for the trip, two things Brinton had been quick to observe. Another thing he noticed was that Ned showed surprising proficiency in handling a horse and knew how to get out of him all his best work and speed without fretting or tiring him. This counted for so much in Brinton's opinion that as winter approached he made arrangements with Rounds for stabling Zeke in the village, and gave Ned permission to use him whenever he wished. He bought, also, an extra cutter, which he said would "come in handy" and left that with Rounds, giving Ned the same permission concerning its use in the winter unless there should be need for it at the farm. There was an old buckboard in the barn at Oakdale which was never used, but Brinton refused to allow Zeke to be hitched up to such a thing, although Ned had suggested its availability. "You'll have to hire your own buckboard for the present," he told Ned. "I'm afraid Zeke would feel insulted if we put him between the shafts of such a relic." The same week Ned's salary was raised, as the editor facetiously said, to cover the extra expense he had thrust upon him; but when the young man applied to Rounds the following Sunday for a buckboard, the liveryman refused to charge him anythin...
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