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  • i declare i lost my temper with polly ann then, nor did i blame tom mcchesney for turning on his heel and walking away. but he had gone no distance at all before polly ann, with three springs, was at his shoulder.

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  • "tom mcchesney," said polly ann, with her hands on her hips and her sunbonnet tilted, "that's the longest speech you ever made in your life."

    The Crossing

  • one windy morning when the leaves were kiting over the valley we were getting ready for pounding hominy, when a figure appeared on the trail. steadying the hood of her sunbonnet with her hand, the girl gazed long and earnestly, and a lump came into my throat at the thought that the comer might be tom mcchesney. polly ann sat down at the block again in disgust.

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  • "i want to find tom mcchesney for polly ann," i said.

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  • "what made you come back?" said she, as though she didn't care a minkskin. whereat mr. mcchesney shifted his feet.

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  • "as god hears me," said warner mcchesney, solemnly. "he sent ye this."

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  • "she asked chauncey if tom mcchesney gave him the scalps he had on his belt."

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  • "no, it wasn't chauncey. this man would like to have seen you, polly ann. he --" here i braced myself, -- "he knew tom mcchesney. he called him a good-for-nothing scamp."

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  • the last i saw of them that day they were going off up the trace towards his mother's, polly ann keeping ahead of him and just out of his reach. and i was very, very happy. for tom mcchesney had come back at last, and polly ann was herself once more.

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  • "be you tellin 'the truth, warner mcchesney?" she said in a hard voice.

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