and she began the “puttering” rambling over the foot-hills
She had meant
“I can do that,” said Miss Stannard
to spend that bright October afternoon
eagerly, and she began the “puttering”
rambling over the foot-hills near Horse
task of inaking [making] a boy’s pocket.
Shoe Flats. It would be such a relief
OCR cross-column misread, at
Alice Barber McConnell her temperance story “Patching,” Home Mission Monthly (“Our Land for Christ,” Published by the Woman's Executive Committee of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church) 9:3 (Philadelphia; January 1895) : 51-54 (52)
“I’m a temperance boy now, I am,” Ted continued, after Miss Stannard had finished.
Alice Barber McConnell, author of Richard Rogers, Christian (1894) at archive.org