By Betty MacDonald
Relates the fun and frustrations of existence on a chicken farm within the mountains of Washington.
summary: Relates the thrill and frustrations of existence on a chook farm within the mountains of Washington
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I call it my ‘sausage book’ and I put everything I learn in it. ” Carefully she brushed the snow off her mittens, turned back the shiny cover and with great pride pointed to the first page. “That’s what we did in school today, all by ourselves, without any help,” she said. “Why, that’s beautiful, dear,” Mother said. ” Gammy echoed and Cleve and I crowded close to see what was beautiful. Immediately Mary grabbed the book, snapped it shut and put it behind her back. “Hey, we want to see in your sausage book,” Cleve and I said.
That’s just what we could fix and then we’d slide down, pull ourselves up, slide down, pull ourselves up. Up, down, up, down. Why we could even charge like the merry-go-round at Columbia Gardens,” she added as a final persuasion. Why didn’t all that up-down stuff make me remember the experiment in perpetual motion? How could I have been such a dupe and a dope? Mary said, “Come on, Betty, hurry and get in before Gammy and Cleve get here. ” I climbed in headfirst. “Grab my feet,” I yelled at Mary.
No,” Cleve said, patting Snooper. “Look, Cleve,” Mary said, “I’ll walk it first,” and she did with light dancing steps, back and forth, back and forth. It didn’t look too hard. ” Cleve asked. Mary said, “Because I’m the announcer. ” “Because Marjorie’s the ticket taker,” Mary said. “You and Betty are the performers. ” Then Mary and Marjorie said they would give him twenty-five cents of the gate receipts and that clinched things. Twenty-five cents would buy thirty pieces of “pick” candy (penny candy), six picks for a nickel, and we’d do anything for it.