|Minerva's Baby Chicks
||After morning's works was done I was washing out clothes for
. I thought what a nice
one of the baby's dresses would make for one of the new baby pigs. The
had not thoughts that way. When the dress was on the line, I did go by the chicken-yard to have sees how the children of
is getting some tail-feathers. He comes to feed from my hand every day, and he likes to go to
in my little basket. He has not been for a whole week now, because the last time I took him he peeped and
sent us home. Next day I took
, and they was quiet.
||Last time I took them to
Sir Walter Raleigh
on the head. I said prayers over them for peace between them. Then I put one in a little box on one log and I put the other one in a little box on the other log. The boxes was alike. Today I had sees of these two drinking out of the water-pan together. Peace was between them. She is a nice mother-hen that has got all her children growed up. And little
was scratching for a worm near his little brown brother
. And all
family was growing well.
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003