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Beyond the Toll-gate
Sarah Orne Jewett

Table of differences between the texts in Play Days and Sunday Afternoon.

Paragraph Play Days Sunday Afternoon
1 always think of some way to amuse her always think of something for her to play
1 sewed too, for she was already clever with her needle, and sometimes sewed too - for she was already clever with her needle -- and sometimes
1 "Barbara Snow," - a whole slateful of Barbara Snows, in queer, tumble-about letters "Barbara Snow" - a whole slate-ful of Barbara Snows in queer tumble-about letters
1 troubled Barbara much, - that troubled Barbara much - that
2 pleased about something, and  pleased about something; and 
2 puzzled when they first walked some distance, and puzzled, while they first walked some distance and
2 a pretty gray house, unlocked the front door, and a small gray house, unlocked the front door and
2 a little house, and the trees a little house and the trees
2 the kitchen window, and a grass plot, the kitchen window and a grass plat,
2 bought it that very day, and had had almost money enough to pay for it, and that he thought he could save bought it that very day and had had almost money enough to pay for it, and that he thought they could save
3 overlooked the little garden, and overlooked the little garden and
4 a lady's delight in bloom in the garden; and another day some scarlet-runner beans, which a ladies' delight in bloom in the garden, and another day some scarlet-runner beans which
4 a woman, who lived alone a woman who lived alone
4 the house into good order, and Barbara the house into good order and Barbara
4 happy as they, and whistled happy as they and whistled
4 live in that fresh air live in that good air
4 earned a home of his own earned a house of his own
5 shy with other children, and would  shy with other children and would 
6 side of the gate; then side of the gate, then
7 I'm getting a little deaf, so I keep the gate shut this time o' day, but I don't keep folks waiting; there are plenty will run toll if they get the chance." And then he nodded and went in.  I'm getting a little deaf, so I keep the gate shut this time o' day; there are plenty will run toll if they get the chance, but I don't keep 'em waiting;" and then he nodded and went in. 
9 it was a turnpike-road it was a turnpike road
9 Barbara was always there in the Barbara was there always in the
11 so she shut her hand and went home so she held it tight and went home
17 must not wander too far, and must not wander too far and
18 hair smooth, and put on hair smooth and put on
18 for all the world, and went for all the world and went
22 not as different as she had supposed it would be, not so different as she had expected it would be,
22 standing there just then, and who smiled at them, but they did not know she was a little girl who had half hoped to find fairyland standing there just the, and who smiled at them, but they did not know she was a little girl who had half hoped to find fairy-land
24 low eaves, - morning-glories and scarlet runners; and such a pretty cat.... Just then somebody came low eaves; morning-glories and scarlet runners; and such a pretty cat... Just then a little old woman came
25 Then the woman asked if she had been sent on an errand, and Barbara told her about wishing to see what was beyond the toll-gate; that her mother knew, and she might go as far as she liked, only not cross the street Then the old woman asked if she had been sent on an errand, and Barbara told her about wanting to see what was beyond the toll-gate. That her mother knew, and she might go as far as she liked, only not across the street
27 she was glad to unlatch the little gate, and go into the house with her, for she seemed so kind,... and Barbara looked first at one and then the other with great wonder.  she was glad to put her hand into the old lady's, and go into the house with her, for she seemed so kind; ... and Barbara looked first at one and then the other, with great wonder. 
30 besides a large box beside a large box
31 shapes, - a star and a heart and a leaf and a cat; and there was a crisp turn-over with shapes - a star and a heart and a leaf and a cat; and there was a crisp turn over with
32 making that turn-over making that turn over
33 say good-by if they had not told Barbara so many times that she must come and see them whenever she could, and say good-bye if they had not told Barbara so many times that she must come and see them whenever she could and
33 both her kind friends good-by, and both her kind friends good-bye, and
33 long on the turnpike-road long on the turnpike road
33 just before they came to the toll-gate just before you came to the toll-gate
34 green silk one, like the bows green silk one like the bows
34 tried to make her have a good time tried to make you have a good time
36 So we will say good-by to her So we will say good-bye to her
36 did she not find the wild flowers did not she find the wild flowers

 
 
 
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