Tar: A Midwest Childhood

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CHAPTER IV

FOR the boy as for the man there is the world of fancy and the world of facts. Sometimes the world of facts is very grim.

Solomon had vessels of silver, he had vessels of gold, but Tar Moorehead's father was not a Solomon. Within a year after the Saturday evening when Tar sat in his father's shop seeing the bright glitter of the buckles in the swaying lights, the shop had been sold to pay Dick's debts and the Mooreheads were living in another town.

All summer Dick had been working as a house- painter but now cold weather had come and he had got a job. He was now but a workman in a harness shop and sat on the harness-maker's horse sewing straps. The silver watch and the watch chain were gone.

The Mooreheads lived in a mean little house and all through the fall Tar had been ill. As the fall advanced there was a time of bitter cold days and then there came a period of soft days.

Tar sat on the porch wrapped in a blanket.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword ix
  • Part I 1
  • Chapter I 3
  • Chapter II 31
  • Chapter III 71
  • Chapter IV 91
  • Chapter V 107
  • Part Two 125
  • Chapter VI 127
  • Chapter VII 148
  • Chapter VIII 157
  • Chapter IX 166
  • Chapter X 170
  • Chapter XI 176
  • Part III 197
  • Chapter XII 199
  • Chapter XIII 223
  • Part IV 237
  • Chapter XIV 239
  • Chapter XV 254
  • Part V 269
  • Chapter XVI 271
  • Chapter XVII 285
  • Chapter XVIII 298
  • Chapter XIX 313
  • Chapter XX 320
  • Chapter XXI 326
  • Chapter XXII 342
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