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- I must have perished with cold, but that, the coldest nights, I used to steal a bag which was used for carrying corn to the mill.Chapter 5 (13% in)
- A great many times have we poor creatures been nearly perishing with hunger, when food in abundance lay mouldering in the safe and smoke-house, and our pious mistress was aware of the fact; and yet that mistress and her husband would kneel every morning, and pray that God would bless them in basket and store!Chapter 9 (19% in)
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