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4. The Abbey
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6. The Great Road
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9. Sold to Riley
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THE BENNETTS

 

famous teacher, but when my grandfather died and the family became less affluent, he took up the practice of law — a profes-sion wholly unsuited to his temperament, yet he spent the rest        of his life wrestling with it.
   On one of my birthdays he had forgotten to buy me anything     so he took a slip of paper from his pocket and wrote, "good for one birthday present — Uncle Ned" and gave it to me. Then he forgot all about it. When it was finally his birthday l told him I      had a present for him. Reaching into my pocket, I pulled out the  slip of paper and returned it much to his amazement.
   Uncle Ned was nervous and always in a terrible hurry. He    never started on time for anything. Every morning he would rush away from the breakfast table, fumble around through batches      of papers and finally leave the house on the run in order to       catch the train at Tower Hill Station. He always got there at the   last minute and the conductor never signaled the train to start without first looking to see if Uncle Ned was in sight. One    slippery morning Uncle Ned was running down the hill laden      with an unusual number of portfolios, books and bundles, and in spite of the conductor calling "Take your time, Mr. Bennett —  we'll wait for you," Uncle Ned kept running; then when he had covered about half the distance he slipped and fell and the road was strewn with all kinds of papers and documents. Fortunately there was no wind that morning or the train would have been     very late getting to Boston. On the train he would always keep moving from one seat to another to chat with his various friends. Once the conductor was heard to remark, "I don't charge          Mr. Bennett any fare — he walks all the way to Boston."
   Perhaps the most classic example of Uncle Ned's restlessness

 

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