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The log-cabin lady: an anonymous autobiography

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The log-cabin lady: an anonymous autobiography

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... THE LOG-CABIN LADY i IWAS born in a log cabin. I came to my pioneer mother in one of Wisconsin's bitterest winters. Twenty-one years later I was sailing for England, the wife of a diplomat who was one of Boston's wealthy and aristocratic sons. The road between--well, let it speak for itself. Merely to set this story on paper opens old wounds, deep, but mercifully healed these many years. Yet, if other women may find here comfort and illumination and a certain philosophy, I am glad, and I shall feel repaid. The first thing I remember is being grateful for windows. I was three years old. My mother had set me to play on a mattress carefully placed in the one ray of sunlight streaming through the one glass window of our log cabin. Baby as I was, I had ached in the agonizing cold of a pioneer winter. Lying there, warmed by that blessed sunshine, I was suddenly aware of wonder and joy and gratitude. It was gratitude for glass, which could keep out the biting cold and let in the warm sun. To this day windows give me pleasure. My father was a school-teacher from New England, where his family had taught the three It's and the American Constitution since the days of Ben Franklin's study club. My mother was the daughter of a hardworking Scotch immigrant. Father's family set store on ancestry. Mother's side was more practical. The year before my birth these two young people started West in a prairie schooner to stake a homestead claim. Father's seaman's chest held a dictionary, Bancroft's History of the United States, several books of mathematics, Plutarch's Lives, a history of Massachusetts, a leather-bound file of Civil War records, Thackeray's 'Vanity Fair', Shakespeare in two volumes, and the 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow.' My mother took a Bible. I can...
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  • Anonymous (Author)
  • RareBooksClub.com (5 July 2012)
  • English
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