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A Retired Sailor " instructing his sister's grand-children." From Adams's The Monitorial Reader, 1839.
" My dear," said Mrs. Green to her husband one morn­ing, u the meal we borrowed from Mr. Black a few days ago, is almost out, and we must bake to-morrow."
" Well," said her husband, u send and borrow a bushel at Mr. White's; he sent to mill yesterday."
u And when it comes, shall we return the peck we bor­rowed more than a month ago from the widow Grey ? "
" No," said the husband gruffly, " she can send for it when she wants it. John do you go down to Mr. Brown's and ask him to lend me his axe to chop some wood this forenoon ; ours is quite dull, and I saw him grinding his last night. And James, do you go to Mr. Clark's, and
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