New World

A young lady decides she wants to make the world a better place. She knows what she wants and knows she can do this. It will be hard work but well worth it. It will help everyone as well as animals. No one will have to do without anything they need.

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26. The Quail

Walking around like pullets were the quail,  all dainty and unseen.  This is the easy way,  the easy going,  walk pretty she said.  Swaying through the bare fields,  she followed the track.  Through the stream of trees with their silver leaves.  Past cabins silver from weather,  doors and windows were shut,  under a spell sitting there.  Walking in their sleep,  she said,  as she nodded her head.

She went where a spring was flowing in a ravine through a log.  She drank some water and this place had been here since she was born.  Where the moss hung as white as lace from every limb the track crossed a swampy part.  The alligators did sleep and blew bubbles.  Then into the road she went.  

Down the road between the green colored banks there were live oaks,  and as dark as a cave.  Out of the weeds by the ditch came a dog.  She was meditating,  and was not ready,  when he came at her and she hit him with her cane.  Like a puff of milkweed she fell.

Her sense drifted away.  She had a dream,  and reached her hand out,  And gave a pull.  She started talking to herself.  Look at that dog come out of the weeds and with a smile on his face.  When a man came along and a hunter at that with a dog on his chain.  

She was on her back like a June bug and she reached up her hand.  He asked her if she was okay and she answered yes.  The two dogs were growling and she said she was on her way home.  He said he was going to town.  

She said that is too far to walk and a lot of trouble.  He patted the bag and hung it down and left to walk to town.  There was a laugh coming from him,  as it filled the air.  When she saw a nickel fall out of his jacket.  

She gave a little cry and started to laugh get away from me old dog.  But the dog was not scared and sit right there.  Then the dogs started fighting and the man was running like the devil was after him.  She heard the shot and she started running.  Her eyes tried to close but she would not let them it was like she was asleep.  

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