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Dwellers in Arcady: The Story of an Abandoned Farm

By Albert Bigelow Paine
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  • The Project Gutenberg eBook of Dwellers in Arcady, by Albert Bigelow Paine, Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty
    • E-text prepared by Annie McGuire
  • DWELLERS
  • IN ARCADY
    • Books by
    • ALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
    • For Young Readers
      • THE BOYS' LIFE OF MARK TWAIN
        • HOLLOW TREE NIGHTS AND DAYS
        • THE HOLLOW TREE AND DEEP-WOODS BOOK
        • THE HOLLOW TREE SNOWED-IN BOOK
      • HOLLOW TREE NIGHTS AND DAYS
      • THE HOLLOW TREE AND DEEP-WOODS BOOK
      • THE HOLLOW TREE SNOWED-IN BOOK
    • THE BOYS' LIFE OF MARK TWAIN
      • HOLLOW TREE NIGHTS AND DAYS
      • THE HOLLOW TREE AND DEEP-WOODS BOOK
      • THE HOLLOW TREE SNOWED-IN BOOK
    • HOLLOW TREE NIGHTS AND DAYS
    • THE HOLLOW TREE AND DEEP-WOODS BOOK
    • THE HOLLOW TREE SNOWED-IN BOOK
    • Small books of several stories each, selected from the above Hollow Tree books:
      • HOW MR. DOG GOT EVEN
        • HOW MR. RABBIT LOST HIS TAIL
        • MR. RABBIT'S BIG DINNER
        • MAKING UP WITH MR. DOG
        • MR. 'POSSUM'S GREAT BALLOON TRIP
        • WHEN JACK RABBIT WAS A LITTLE BOY
        • MR. RABBIT'S WEDDING
        • MR. CROW AND THE WHITEWASH
        • MR. TURTLE'S FLYING ADVENTURE
      • HOW MR. RABBIT LOST HIS TAIL
      • MR. RABBIT'S BIG DINNER
      • MAKING UP WITH MR. DOG
      • MR. 'POSSUM'S GREAT BALLOON TRIP
      • WHEN JACK RABBIT WAS A LITTLE BOY
      • MR. RABBIT'S WEDDING
      • MR. CROW AND THE WHITEWASH
      • MR. TURTLE'S FLYING ADVENTURE
    • HOW MR. DOG GOT EVEN
      • HOW MR. RABBIT LOST HIS TAIL
      • MR. RABBIT'S BIG DINNER
      • MAKING UP WITH MR. DOG
      • MR. 'POSSUM'S GREAT BALLOON TRIP
      • WHEN JACK RABBIT WAS A LITTLE BOY
      • MR. RABBIT'S WEDDING
      • MR. CROW AND THE WHITEWASH
      • MR. TURTLE'S FLYING ADVENTURE
    • HOW MR. RABBIT LOST HIS TAIL
    • MR. RABBIT'S BIG DINNER
    • MAKING UP WITH MR. DOG
    • MR. 'POSSUM'S GREAT BALLOON TRIP
    • WHEN JACK RABBIT WAS A LITTLE BOY
    • MR. RABBIT'S WEDDING
    • MR. CROW AND THE WHITEWASH
    • MR. TURTLE'S FLYING ADVENTURE
    • For Grown-ups
      • DWELLERS IN ARCADY
        • MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS
        • MARK TWAIN: A Biography
        • TH. NAST: His Period and His Pictures
        • THE SHIP-DWELLERS (Humorous travel)
        • THE TENT-DWELLERS (Humorous camping)
        • FROM VAN-DWELLER TO COMMUTER (Humorous, home life)
        • PEANUT (Story of a boy)
      • MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS
      • MARK TWAIN: A Biography
      • TH. NAST: His Period and His Pictures
      • THE SHIP-DWELLERS (Humorous travel)
      • THE TENT-DWELLERS (Humorous camping)
      • FROM VAN-DWELLER TO COMMUTER (Humorous, home life)
      • PEANUT (Story of a boy)
      • HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK
    • DWELLERS IN ARCADY
      • MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS
      • MARK TWAIN: A Biography
      • TH. NAST: His Period and His Pictures
      • THE SHIP-DWELLERS (Humorous travel)
      • THE TENT-DWELLERS (Humorous camping)
      • FROM VAN-DWELLER TO COMMUTER (Humorous, home life)
      • PEANUT (Story of a boy)
    • MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS
    • MARK TWAIN: A Biography
    • TH. NAST: His Period and His Pictures
    • THE SHIP-DWELLERS (Humorous travel)
    • THE TENT-DWELLERS (Humorous camping)
    • FROM VAN-DWELLER TO COMMUTER (Humorous, home life)
    • PEANUT (Story of a boy)
    • HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK
  • DWELLERS IN ARCADY
    • The Story of an Abandoned Farm
    • Albert Bigelow Paine
      • Author of "from van-dweller to commuter"
      • "the ship-dwellers" "the tent dwellers"
      • etc.
      • with Illustrations by
    • Author of "from van-dweller to commuter"
    • "the ship-dwellers" "the tent dwellers"
    • etc.
    • with Illustrations by
    • Thomas Fogarty
      • HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS
      • NEW YORK AND LONDON
        • Copyright, 1919, by Harper & Brothers
        • Printed in the United States of America
        • Published March, 1919
      • Copyright, 1919, by Harper & Brothers
      • Printed in the United States of America
      • Published March, 1919
    • HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS
    • NEW YORK AND LONDON
      • Copyright, 1919, by Harper & Brothers
      • Printed in the United States of America
      • Published March, 1919
    • Copyright, 1919, by Harper & Brothers
    • Printed in the United States of America
    • Published March, 1919
    • CONTENTS
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • CHAPTER ONE
    • I
      • All my life I had dreamed of owning a brook
    • All my life I had dreamed of owning a brook
    • II
      • Ghosts like good architecture
    • Ghosts like good architecture
    • III
      • Our debt to William C. Westbury
    • Our debt to William C. Westbury
    • IV
      • Those were lovely days
    • Those were lovely days
    • CHAPTER TWO
    • I
      • We carried down a little hair trunk
    • We carried down a little hair trunk
    • II
      • Cap'n Ben has an iron door-sill
    • Cap'n Ben has an iron door-sill
    • III
      • The thought of going back to "six rooms and improvements"
    • The thought of going back to "six rooms and improvements"
    • IV
      • The soft feet of the rain on the shingles
    • The soft feet of the rain on the shingles
    • V
      • Elizabeth's ideas were not poetic
    • Elizabeth's ideas were not poetic
    • VI
      • Our last night in the barn was not like the others
    • Our last night in the barn was not like the others
    • CHAPTER THREE
    • I
      • At the threshold of the past
    • At the threshold of the past
    • II
      • Paper-hanging is not a natural gift
    • Paper-hanging is not a natural gift
    • III
      • There is nothing I wouldn't do for a bee—a reasonable bee
    • There is nothing I wouldn't do for a bee—a reasonable bee
    • IV
      • There was a place we sometimes visited to see the trout
    • There was a place we sometimes visited to see the trout
    • CHAPTER FOUR
    • I
      • There is compensation even for moving
    • There is compensation even for moving
    • II
      • There is work about making apple-butter
    • There is work about making apple-butter
    • III
      • Lazarus's downfall was a matter of pigs
    • Lazarus's downfall was a matter of pigs
    • IV
      • Westbury had advised against wheat
    • Westbury had advised against wheat
    • V
      • Deer—wild deer—on our own farm!
    • Deer—wild deer—on our own farm!
    • CHAPTER FIVE
    • I
      • But Sarah was biding her time
    • But Sarah was biding her time
    • II
      • We often cooked by our fireplace
    • We often cooked by our fireplace
    • III
      • Under the spell of the white touch
    • Under the spell of the white touch
    • IV
      • The difficulty was to get busy
    • The difficulty was to get busy
    • CHAPTER SIX
    • I
      • The magic of the starlit tree
    • The magic of the starlit tree
    • CHRISTMAS CAROL
    • II
      • Westbury dropped in
    • Westbury dropped in
    • III
      • No animal except man digs and plants
    • No animal except man digs and plants
    • IV
      • Then came Bella—and Gibbs
    • Then came Bella—and Gibbs
    • CHAPTER SEVEN
    • I
      • We planted a number of things
    • We planted a number of things
    • II
      • Out of the blue
    • Out of the blue
    • III
      • "Ah, the bonny cow!"
    • "Ah, the bonny cow!"
    • IV
      • Strawberries and trout. How is that for a combination?
    • Strawberries and trout. How is that for a combination?
    • CHAPTER EIGHT
    • I
      • Fate produced a man who had chickens to sell
    • Fate produced a man who had chickens to sell
    • II
      • I planted some canterbury-bells
    • I planted some canterbury-bells
    • III
      • And how the family did grow up!
    • And how the family did grow up!
    • IV
      • And then one eventful day
    • And then one eventful day
    • V
      • Was it the spirit of our garden?
    • Was it the spirit of our garden?
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