AND ONE TO GROW ON by John Gould
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AND ONE TO GROW ON

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Another in Gould's Maine series, this tells of his own boyhood in his home town -- where the mailman was a spiritualist, the harbor master rated a Navy celebration, a circus went bankrupt, and practical jokers were well loved. The maybasketing, the church suppers, the picnics, fishing, are all vividly remembered. There is the story of Sophie whose death proved that rouge did not cover a birthmark; the town drunk who was a successful farmer as well as husband and father; the doctor who was a permanent guest at all school graduations since he had delivered all the children; Gould's own dairy chores which included a cow who would not let down and thereby caused a problem with his schooling -- on and on these homely, funny stories of a Maine childhood, which are told in fine downcast style.

Pub Date: April 25th, 1949
Publisher: Morrow