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One morning he was having breakfast at Mentor Graham's house. “I have a notion to study English grammar,” he said. ” Mentor thought for a moment. “There is no one in town who owns a grammar,” he said finally. “But Mr. Vaner out in the country has one. ” Abe got up from the table and walked six miles to the Vaner farm. When he returned, he carried an open book in his hands. He was studying grammar as he walked. Meanwhile he worked as a clerk in Denton Offut's store. Customers could buy all sorts of things there—tools and nails, needles and thread, mittens and calico, and tallow for making candles.

Abe walked behind his father along the path through the woods. “That Mr. Swaney was right nice,” he said. Tom grunted. “He is waiting to start his school until after harvest,” Abe went on. “Nat Grigsby is going. ” “Allen's pa is a rich man,” said Tom gruffly. ” “But, Pa—” “I declare, your tongue is loose at both ends today. Can't you stop plaguing me? First your ma, then you. ” Abe said nothing more. He pulled a book out of the front of his shirt and began to read as he strode along the path.

He had always been a good son to her—a better son than her own John. When the last visitor had gone, she drew her chair closer. It was good to have a few minutes alone together. ” He looked at her inquiringly. “You never gave me a cross word in your life. ” He reached over and laid a big hand on her knee. She put her wrinkled, work-hardened hand on his. When the time came to say good-by, she could hardly keep the tears back. ” she asked. “What if something should happen to you, Abe? ” He held her close.

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