Tar: A Midwest Childhood

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CHAPTER XIV

THERE was a girl, Tar's age, came to visit Colonel Farley's house on Maumee Street. The street went out past the Farley place and ended at the town cemetery. The Farley place was the last one on the street, but one, an old rickety house where the Thompsons lived.

The Farley house was large and had a cupola on top. There was a low hedge in front, facing the road, and an apple orchard at the side. At the back of the apple orchard was a large red barn. It was one of the swellest places in town.

The Farleys were people who were always nice to Tar after he began selling papers, but he did not see them often. Colonel Farley had been in the war, like Tar's father, and was a married man when he went in. He had two sons, both of whom had gone to college. Then they went away to live in some city and they must have got rich. Some said they had married rich women. They sent money home to the Colonel and his wife, plenty of it. The Colonel was a lawyer but hadn't

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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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