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The Queen's Twin

Sarah Orne Jewett

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Paragraph The Queen's Twin Atlantic
1-2 Each seaward-stretching headland 

Land of Eshcol; one may see

Atlantic and the Mediterranean; they

young State for its enlightenment; the sea 

harbors of the China Sea.

One September day, 

Each seaward stretching headland

Land of Eshcol. One may see

Atlantic and the Mediterranean: they

young state for its enlightenment. The sea

harbors of the China Sea.

One September day, 

2 with an eager look as if

held it towards me so

with an eager look, as if

held it toward me so

3 a leaf of anything," I ventured to this practiced herb-gatherer. "You were saying yesterday that the witch hazel a leaf of anything?" I ventured to this practiced herb-gatherer. "You were saying yesterday that the witch-hazel 
4 facts o' witch hazel.

To-day's the day, certain!' and 

stepped along smart as I could. Yes, I've been visitin'

facts o' witch-hazel.

To-day's the day certain!' and 

stepped along smart as I could. Yes; I've been visitin'

5 Mrs. Todd disappeared. I could

either the sea-serpent or

some coast-wise schooners

Mrs. Todd disappeared, -- I could

either the sea serpent or

some coastwise schooners

7 set out this morning" (as if I had openly reproached her!); "I only

come back time for dinner

hope you had enough."

set out this mornin'" (as if I had openly reproached her!) "I only

come back, time for dinner

hope you had enough?"

8 "Oh, yes, indeed," said I. "Oh yes, indeed!" said I.
9 to find nowadays; it belonged to the up-country Indians when they had to make a carry to the landing here to get to the out' islands. I've heard the old folks say that there used to be a place across a ledge where they'd worn a deep track with their moccasin feet, but I never could find it. 'Tis so overgrown in some places that you keep losin' the path in the bushes and findin' it as you can; but to find nowadays. It belonged to the up-country Indians when they had to make a carry to the Landing here, to get to the out' islands. I've heard the old folks say that there used to be a place across a ledge where they'd worn a deep track with their moccasin feet, but I never could find it. 'Tis so overgrown in some places that you keep losin' the path in the bushes, and findin' it as you can, but
10 and in spite of her strong, great frame and spirited behavior, I knew that certain ills were apt to seize upon her, and would end some day by leaving  and, in spite of her strong great frame and spirited behavior, I knew that certain ills were apt to seize upon her, and would some day end by leaving 
11 she insisted, "settin' still's

give her a thought, but 'tis

she's very young feeling

she insisted. "Settin' still's

give her a thought; but 'tis

she's very young-feeling

15 "Yes, she's come to feel

the facts, but now she's got to be old and

Victoria, why Mis' Abby

see her just for that

"Yes; she's come to feel

the facts; but now she's got to be old, and

Victoria, why, Mis' Abby

see her, just for that

17 answered Mrs. Todd; "yes, I

with a horse; you have to go 'most as far as the old Bowden place an' turn

long, rough road, and then you have to 

turn right round as soon as you get there if you

hour or two's visit beside; 't ain't 
 

three times as I set there 't was

answered Mrs. Todd, -- "yes, I

with a horse. You have to go 'most as far as the old Bowden place, an' turn

long, rough road; an' then you have to 

turn right round as soon as you get there, if you

hour or two's visit besides. 'T ain't 

three times, as I set there, 't was

20 locked the house-door behind

behind the town it seemed as if we had 

anxiously passed the harbor bar and

locked the house door behind

behind the town, it seemed as if we had 

anxiously passed the harbor bar, and

21 breath, "now I do feel safe. It's just the weather that's liable to bring somebody to spend the day; I've had

Thanksgivin', but there's

time they wouldn't start, just as the tide is now; besides, I see a lot o' mackerel-men headin' Green Island way, and they'll detain William. No, 

we're safe now, an' if mother should be comin' in to-morrow, we'll

breath. "Now I do feel safe. It's just the weather that's liable to bring somebody to spend the day. I've had

Thanksgivin'; but there's

time, they wouldn't start just as the tide is now; besides, I see a lot o' mackerel men headin' Green Island way, and they'll detain William. No, 

we're safe now; an' if mother should be comin' in to-morrow, we'll

22 slopes towards the dark woods

much of the color and 

slopes toward the dark woods

much of the color, and 

23 companion reassuringly, "but we've got no time to spare either," and she hurried on, leading the way with a fine sort of spirit in her step; and presently we companion reassuringly; "but we've got no time to spare, either," and she hurried on, leading the way with a fine sort of spirit in her step. Presently we
24 New England; whether some old

was for the moment quite

New England. Whether some old

was, for the moment, quite

25 along the ground as if there were nothing in it. I picked along the ground. I picked
26 to do much fancy work, but

smarten her up and give her

a world o' difference, but

sighin' and bewailin', how feeble

say to him -- he does provoke

the same; but she's nobody to watch her. William's kind o' slow-moulded; but 

to do much fancywork, but

smarten her up, and give her

a world o' difference; but

sighin' and bewailin' how feeble

say to him, -- he does provoke

the same, but she's nobody to watch her. William's kind o' slow-moulded, but 

28 Todd grandly, "but some are gone and

make company of her; she never

spend the day if she could

have her come; she may have

with farm-work, boards a great tableful o' men in hayin' time,

Todd grandly; "but some are gone, and

make company of her: she never

spend the day, if she could

have her come. She may have

with farm work, boards a great tableful o' men in hayin'-time,

29 shining clear overhead, the morning

the view, it seemed like a summer day. There was an old house on the height, facing southward, -- a mere forsaken shell of an old house, with 

shining clear overhead; the morning

the view it seemed like a summer day. There was an old house on the height, facing southward; a mere forsaken shell of an old house with 

30 the house out o' the way

have our visit an' be

the house, out o' the way

have our visit, an' be

31 The autumn colors already brightened the landscape; and here and there at the edge of a dark tract of pointed firs stood a row of bright swamp-maples like scarlet flowers. The autumn colors brightened the landscape already; here and there at the edge of a dark tract of pointed firs stood a row of bright swamp maples like scarlet flowers.
32 "Poor land, this is!" sighed Mrs. Todd

full o' hope an' pride and tried 

rest every year; but the land's always hungry. Now, you see them little peakéd-topped spruces

wild Natur' got jealous

plant just what she wants

I tell you those little trees

"Poor land, this is," sighed Mrs. Todd,

full o' hope an' pride, and tried 

rest every year, but the land's always hungry. Now, you see them little peakèd-topped spruces

wild natur' got jealous

plant just what she wants,

I tell you, those little trees

33 sturdy little trees that put

unconquerable, immediate forces of Nature, as in

sturdy little trees, that put

unconquerable immediate forces of nature, as in 

34 shy o' these woods we just come through," said Mrs. Todd seriously. "The men-folks 

cattle got strayed they'd collect

old Indian times, and the poor

afternoon berryin' when I was a girl, and got lost and

scared most to death

Poor creatur's! they'd strayed

drowns in a foot o' water; but 

shy o' those woods we just come through," said Mrs. Todd seriously. "The men folks 

cattle got strayed, they'd collect

old Indian times and the poor

afternoon berryin', when I was a girl, and got lost, and

scared 'most to death

Poor creatur's, they'd strayed

drowns in a foot o' water, but 

35 force of Nature were personified in 

this simple-hearted woman and

stalks of asphodel and be fragrant

lower country-side through

force of nature were personified in 

this simple-hearted woman, and

stalks of asphodel, and be fragrant

lower countryside through

36 harbor a fishing-boat in harbor a fishing boat in
37 Mrs. Martin's it was sad to see what poor bushy fields, what thin and empty dwelling-places had

eager and expectant and said

Mrs. Martin's, it was sad to see what poor bushy fields, what thin and empty dwelling-places, had

eager and expectant, and said

37-8 almost at our journey's end. "I do hope Mis' Martin'll ask you into her best room where
 
 

time out o' mind, and if she heard of anybody sailin' for an English port she'd contrive

best-room wall now; she keeps that 

as they can be!' And she's made some kind o' pretty little frames for 'em all -- you know there's always a new fashion o' frames comin' round; first 't was shell-work, and then 't was pine-cones, and bead-work's had its day,

I tell you that best room's

almost at our journey's end.

   "I do hope Mis' Martin'll ask you into her best room, where

time out o' mind; and if she heard of anybody sailin' for an English port, she'd contrive

best-room wall now: she keeps that 

as they can be.' And she's made some kind o' pretty little frames for 'em all. You know there's always a new fashion o' frames comin' round: first 't was shellwork, and then 't was pine cones, and beadwork's had its day,

I tell you, that best room's

39 the window-sills. On the doorstep stood a bent-shouldered, little old woman; there was an air the window sills. On the doorstep stood a bent-shouldered little old woman. There was an air
40 "She sees us coming," exclaimed Mrs. Todd in an excited whisper. "There, I told her I might be over this way again if the weather held good, and if I came I'd bring you. She said right off she'd take great pleasure in havin' a visit from you; I was surprised, she's usually "She sees us coming!" exclaimed Mrs. Todd in an excited whisper. "There, I told her I might be over this way again, if the weather held good, and if I came I'd bring you. She said right off she'd take great pleasure in havin' a visit from you. I was surprised; she's usually
41 thornbush, and I could now imagine how it felt to be going to Court and forgetting one's feathers or her Court train thornbush; I could now imagine how it felt to be going to Court and forgetting one's feathers or Court train
42 her old kitchen and gave us seats, and took one of the little straight-backed chairs herself and sat a short 

distance away, as if she were giving audience to an ambassador. It seemed as if we should all be standing; you could not

her old kitchen, and gave us seats, and took one of the little straight-backed chairs herself, and sat a short 

distance away, as if she were giving audience to an ambassador. It seemed as if we should all be standing; one could not

43 always Mrs. Todd, too great 

talk carried one easily along

always Mrs. Todd, -- too great

talk carried us easily along

45 Oh, yes," I answered.  Oh yes," I answered. 
46 since I was there, along in the forties," said Mrs. Martin. "'T was the only voyage I ever made; most of my 

urge him to take it; he was very ill-disposed

wash and mend, the voyages 

since I was there; along in the forties," said Mrs. Martin. "'T was the only voyage I ever made. Most of my 

urge him to take it. He was very ill disposed

wash and mend; the voyages 

47 straight in my eyes to see straight in my eyes, to see
48 I am very glad you saw the Queen I am glad you saw the Queen
49 "We were indeed, dear!" "We were indeed, dear,"
50 "Yes," said Mrs. Martin again, drawing her chair a little nearer, "'t was a very remarkable thing; we 

upon this world together; say what you may, 'tis a bond between us."

"Yes," Mrs. Martin resumed, and she drew her chair a little nearer, "'t was a very remarkable thing: we

upon this world together: say what you may, 'tis a bond between us."

51 untied her hat-strings untied her hat strings
52 same as she did, and all

an Albert too till a fortnight

had an Alfred, and my darling

same as she did; and all

an Albert, too, till a fortnight

had an Alfred and my darling

53 She always says quick as she's through her schoolin' she's goin' to live with me all the time, but she's

tell nothing at all about it! Yes, 

glad of it too, I don't

she's a beautiful housekeeper, nobody

She always says, quick as she's through her schoolin' she's goin' to live with me all the time. But she's 

tell nothing at all about it. Yes, 

glad of it, too. I don't

she's a beautiful housekeeper; nobody

55 was in such a hurry, and said 

when I began to talk, and I was 'most broken-hearted; 't was all

but I'd minded nothing all the

below pretty soon; I'd never

went on deck and saw Horace

everything, and he come an' told me I'd more than worked my passage an' 

the ship's carpenter with me -- a nice fellow from up Thomaston way; he'd gone to put on his ashore clothes

I kep' askin' my way an' runnin' on, with the carpenter comin' after as best he could, and just as I worked to the front o' the crowd by the palace, the gates was flung open and out she came; all prancin' horses and shinin' gold, and in a beautiful carriage there she sat; 't was a moment o' heaven

was in such a hurry; and said 

when I begun to talk, and I was 'most broken-hearted; 't was 'most all

but I'd minded nothin' all the

below pretty soon. I'd never

went on deck an' saw Horace

everything, an' he come an' told me I'd more than worked my passage, an' 

the ship's carpenter with me, a nice fellow from up Thomaston way; he'd gone to put on his shore clothes

I kep' askin' my way, an' runnin' on, with the carpenter comin' after as best he could; and just as I worked to the front o' the crowd by the palace, the gates was flung open and out she came, -- all prancin' horses and shinin' gold, -- and in a beautiful carriage there she sat: 't was a moment o' heaven

56 could not go on and neither could not go on, and neither
57 "Oh, he was a beautiful man! Yes, dear, I saw 'em both together just as I see you now, and then she was gone out o' sight in another minute, and the common crowd was all spread over the place pushin' an' cheerin'. 'T was some kind o' holiday, an' the carpenter and I got separated, an' then I found him again after I didn't think I should, 

an' he was all for makin' a day of it, and goin' to show me all the sights; he'd been in London before, but 

sittin' on the quarter-deck in the sun all that afternoon,

"Oh, he was a beautiful man. Yes, dear, I saw 'em both together, just as I see you now; and then she was gone out o' sight in another minute, and the common crowd was all spread over the place, pushin' an' cheerin'. 'T was some kind o' holiday, an' the carpenter and I got separated, an' then I found him again after I didn't think I should, 

an' he was all for makin' a day of it and goin' to show me all the sights, -- he'd been in London before; but 

sittin' in the sun on the quarter-deck all that afternoon,

58 One could not say much -- only listen. 

wood-smoked walls and homely braided rugs on the worn floor, and all its simple furnishings. The loud-ticking clock seemed to encourage us to speak; at the other

One could not say much, only listen. 

wood-smoked walls, and homely braided rugs on the worn floor, and all its simple furnishings. The loud-ticking clock seemed to encourage us to speak. At the other

59 about the Highlands; 't was dear Mis' Todd here that found out about her printing it and got a copy for me, and

Sundays now, for my Sunday treat. Before that I used to have to imagine a good deal, but 
 

born just at the same [some] time; 'tis what

about the Highlands, -- 't was dear Mis' Todd here that found out about her printing it, and got a copy for me; and

Sundays now for my Sunday treat. Before that I used to have to imagine a good deal; but 

born just at the same time: 'tis what

60 Sometimes I think now she's older

can always fancy her goin' on, while she don't know nothin' yet about me, except

flush on her cheeks; "and I'd plan what I could have nice for supper, and 

Sometimes I think, now she's older

can always fancy her goin' on while she don't know nothin' yet about me, -- except

flush on her cheeks, "and I'd plan what I could have nice for supper; and 

61 said Mrs. Todd with a sudden  said Mrs. Todd, with a sudden 
62 "Oh, yes! I should love 

I spun an' wove myself on the bed

telling myself a story

An', if you'll believe it

say, but harmless enough and a kind

stead o' hidin' as I

"Oh yes, I should love 

I spun an' wove myself, on the bed

tellin' myself a story

An' if you'll believe it

say, but harmless enough, and a kind

stead o' hidin', as I

63 about it afterwards," exclaimed Mrs. 

Todd compassionately. "There, now I hear all this it seems just as if the Queen might have known and

about it afterwards!" exclaimed Mrs. 

Todd compassionately. "There, now I hear all this, it seems just as if the Queen might have known, and

64 looked timidly at Mrs. Todd and then looked timidly at Mrs. Todd, and then
65 got supper that way, Abby got supper that way Abby
66 moved their chairs a little so that moved their chairs a little, so that
67 show that for folks show that, for folks
70-1 The mid-day visit seemed

and reverent a company. Mrs. Martin's thin cheeks took on a pretty color like a girl's. "Somehow I always

The midday visit seemed

and reverent a company.

Mrs. Martin's thin cheeks took on a pretty color like a girl's. "Somehow, I always

73 the Landing and Green Island, but I

Mrs. Todd stopped, and stood still 

the Landing and Green Island but I

Mrs. Todd stopped and stood still 

74 said to me with great discernment; "it  said to me, with great discernment: "it 
75 home over the hill, where we lingered in the afternoon sunshine, and through the dark woods across the heron-swamp. home, over the hill where we lingered in the afternoon sunshine, and through the dark woods across the heron swamp.

 


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