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King of the Wind

King of the Wind

The Story of the Godolphin Arabian

by Marguerite Henry and Wesley Dennis
Publication Date: 05/06/2007
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...being but a sorry specimen which will not furnish one lamb and two and a half pounds of wool per annum, which lamb will sell for two dollars while the wool will bring nearly another dollar, and all for no tendance except a little rice-straw and cotton-seed during the yeaning season, together with careful folding at night; how--and here the connection with small farming is only apparently remote--a library society is being organized in Milledgeville, while in another town the "Advertiser" is making a vigorous call for a library, and in a third the library has recently received many additions of books, and in a fourth an amateur Thespian corps has just been formed, consisting of five ladies and fourteen gentlemen, whose first performance is to be early in July; how there are curious correlations between sheep, whiskey, public schools, and dogs, --the State school commissioner vigorously advocating the Moffett bell-punch system of tax on liquor and a tax on dogs (of which, I find from another slip, there are 99,414 in the State, destroying annually 28,625 of the small farmers sheep), for the purpose of increasing the school fund to a million dollars annually; how, at the Atlanta University for colored people, which is endowed by the State, the progress of the pupils, the clearness of their recitations, their excellent behavior, and the remarkable neatness of their schoolrooms altogether convince " your committee that the colored race... are capable of receiving the education usually given at such institutions; " how last Thursday a neighborhood club of small farmers, on Walnut Creek (near Macon), celebrated the fifth anniversary of the club by meeting under the trees, with their wives and children, recounting in turn how many acres each had...
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Publication Date:
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Country of origin:
United States
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