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.


33. Let Me Do It

His mother said "let me do it".

His father said,  you go back and get dinner.  I will tend to this.  The rest of the afternoon the boy watched them,  with the rug spread on the floor beside the wash pot.  The sisters were stooping over it. The father stood over and watched them.  He was grim and driving them with his voice.  He could smell the lye soap they were making. He saw his mother come to the door and look around with an expression of despair.  Then his father turned and he fell on the axe, and then got up again.  

It was night now:  The birds were singing and he could smell coffee. They would soon be eating and they were going to have coffee again.  His father's foot steps were no longer on the rug.  

They had cold food and went to bed soon after.  His mother in one room,  and his father later,  the older brother in the other,  himself, the aunt,  and the two sisters on the floor.  His father still had not gone to bed.  The boy remembered there was a silence in the room as he fell to sleep.  Then someone was waking him and it was his father.  As he said,  "catch up the mule".  

When he came back with the mule his father was ready.  Then asked him if he was going?  


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