Such is the suspicious nature of the village mind that the moment she discovered her loss her thought at once reverted to Abner Simpson.
"If I could once ketch that consarned old thief," exclaimed Abner righteously, "I'd make him dance,--workin' off a stolen sleigh on me an' takin' away my good money an' cider press, to say nothin' o' my character!"
Simpson, who was decidedly Abner's better half, took in washing and went out to do days' cleaning, and the town helped in the feeding and clothing of the children.
Miss Delia Weeks may have exaggerated matters somewhat, but it is easy to imagine that Rebecca as well as all the other Riverboro children had heard the particulars of the Widow Rideout's missing sleigh and Abner Simpson's supposed connection with it.
On arriving at home he related his adventure to his family, and early the next morning, accompanied by two neighbors, John White Corwell and Abner
Raiser, returned to the spot.
By turning their heads they could see through an- other window, along an alleyway that ran behind the Main Street stores and into the back door of Abner
My mother's down sick, and out of money and everything, and I come to tell my uncle Abner Moore.
I said I believed my uncle Abner Moore would take care of me, and so that was why I struck out for this town of Goshen.
Perry, the lovable old inventor and pale-ontologist, still live?
But to my astonishment I discovered that with death staring him in the face Abner
Perry was transformed into a new being.
"Send the boys off to the right," exclaimed the resolute wife and mother, in a sharp, dissonant voice; "I warrant me, Asa, or Abner
will give some account of the creature!"
stressed that vendors pay N.dollars 200 per month, yet are operating in a dirty and filthy market, adding that as a results vendors are losing out on customers.