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Day 30
Watching Folks from the Lumber Camp

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  The papa is again come home from one of the upper camps -- one of those by the rivière . I had seeing of him when I went to look for Lucian Horace Ovid Virgil under the front step. He said he was going to make early garden. He said he thought he would set some onions out and plant some radishes and some seeds that will grow into lettuce. I did make a stop to help him. He said for me to carry off the rocks where he did make spade-ups . I did. I picked up the rocks in a quick way. I carried them a little way away by the brook. When summertime is come, I have thinks I will put them in the brook with some more to make the brook have more wideness. And the man of the long step that whistles most all of the time has made me a waterwheel to go rounds in the brook when summertime is come.
  The time it took to pick up those rocks -- it was a time long. I did like to do it. I had thinks it would be of helps to the papa . After they was all picked up and carried over by the brook, I did go to the papa to see what more helps I could be. He was talking with the husband of Elsie . When I did ask him what helps I could be, he told me to run away from there - - he wanted to talk.
  I so did. I got Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus , and we went to the woods. Brave Horatius did come a-following after. And Louis II, le Grand Condé , did ride in the sleeve of my warm red dress. As we did go along, the leaves of salal did make little rustles. They were little askings. They had wants to know what day this was. I made stops along the way to tell them it was the going-away day of Gentile Bellini in 1507 and Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1792 and John Keats in 1821 and the borning day of George Frederick Handel in 1685. I have thinks they and the tall fir trees were glad to know.
Follow One Character Brave Horatius barked a bark and we went on. He looked a look back to see if we was coming. Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus did cuddle up more close in my arms. We saw six birds and I did sing to Brave Horatius the bird song of grandpère ; of roitelet and ortolan and bruant and étourneau and rossignol and tourterelle and durbec and orfraie and roussette and loriot and nonnette and sarcelle and draine and épeiche and cygne and hirondelle and aigle and ramier and tarin and rousserolle and émerillon and sittelle. Brave Horatius and William Shakespeare do have likes for that song. Sometimes I do sing it to them four times a day.
  We all did go on until we were come near to where were two men of the mill by the far woods . They were making divides of a very large log. They were making it to be many short logs. There was a big saw going moves between. One man did push it and one man did pull it. I went on. I did look a look back. I had sees there was a tall fern growing by the foot of one man, and he did have his new overalls cut off where they do meet the boots. I wonder why it is the lumbercamp folk do cut off their overalls where they do meet the boots. When they so cut them, they get fringy -- and such fringes are more long than other fringes. I wonder why it is they so cut them so. It maybe is because they so want fringes about the edge of the legs of their overalls. I would have prefers for ruffles.
  We did go on. We went a little way on, and we had sees of more folks of the camp by the mill by the far woods . I did make a climb upon an old treeroot to have sees of them at work. Brave Horatius made a jump up, and he came in a walk over to where me and Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus were sitting. We had seeing of them all working. I have thinks the folks that live in the lumber camps -- they are kindly folk. When they come home from work at eventime , I do so like to sit on a stump and watch them go by. They come in twos and threes. They do carry their dinner-pails in their hands. And some do whistle as they come. And some do talk.
NEEDS CORRECT PARAGRAPH TITLE And some that do see me sitting on the stump do come aside and give to me the scraps in their dinner-pails . Some have knowing of the needs I do have for scraps in the nursery and the hospital . And too, when they come home from work in the far woods , the men do bring bits of moss and nice velvet caterpillars and little rocks. Some do. And these they give to me for my nature collections. And I feel joy feels all over. Brave Horatius does bark joy barks. He does know and I do know the folks that live in the lumber camps they are kindly folks.

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