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ed that we should stay to dinner, and her attempt to have it served early was so unsuccessful that Capt. Rust and I got to the station just in time to see the train moving off without us. Flora had another engagement, that caused her to decline Mrs. Pope's invitation, so she made the train, but the captain and I had nothing for it but to spend the night in Americus and kill the time as best we could.
I was repaid for the annoyance of getting left by the favorable report Cousin Bolling gave of ricus with his bride, Flora went to town to put the house in order for them, and asked Aunt Lizzie to cook dinner for the newly married pair.
What you talkin‘ ‘bout, chile?
was the answer.
I wouldn't cook fur Jesus Christ to-day, let alone Dr. Pope.
Poor, down-trodden creature!
what a text for Mrs. Stowe!
She has relented since then, however, and Cousin Bessie says often sends her presents of delicious rolls and light bread.
She took me into favor at once, told me all about her rheuma