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Scene 65
Wash-day for Sadie McKibben

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  After I did look upon the little baby at the house of Elsie , I did have thinks to go to the house of Sadie McKibben . I so did go. As I did go along, I did have wonders if mothers can see the little song-notes that dance about their babies' cradles when they sing lullaby songs to them. I went on across the field. When I was come to a stump by the fence corner, I stopped. I heard a criard noise . It came from near the stump. I think it was a mulot I looked looks about. I had not seeing of it. I went on. I saw a blue jay near by the old log where I did hide nineteen acorn children on a gray day in September. He was looking looks about. I watched him make a fly-away with one of my acorns. I did count what was left. There was only a few.
  I went on. When I was come to the house of Sadie McKibben , she was washing clothes. On washing days Sadie McKibben does look a bit different from her appears on other days. On washdays along in the afternoon her hair does hang in strings about her face. Her dress does have crinkles all adown it. And her nice blue gingham apron with cross stitches on it does have rumples and soapy smells. I do know so for I do smell those soapy smells when I cuddle close to her apron on washdays.
  Today I did stay by the side of Sadie McKibben for a little time. Then I did go to weed her onions for her. They did have looks like they did have needs for more room to grow in. And while I did weed her onions, I did see many beautiful things about. There is so much to see near about and a little way off, and there is so much to hear. And most all the time I am seeing, I am hearing, and I do have such glad feels .
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