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When she came out, the sandy whiskered gentleman was sitting on a log reading the newspaper—at least he had it spread out, but he
was looking over the top of it.
He was so polite, that he seemed almost sorry to let Jemima go home for the night. He promised to take great care of her nest until
she came back again next day.
He said he loved eggs and ducklings; he should be proud to see a
fine nestful in his wood-shed.