Delia Locke


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has left us to work for Mr. Hitchcock.Apr. 22. Wednesday. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 70.Apr. 23. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 73. Theriver is still overflowing its banks,and continues to rise higher eachday. We have many a nice meal ofthe small pond fishes, which wecatch in the seine.Apr. 24. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 59. Thisevening, at Luther's bed time, hewas very unwilling to go to bed,and would keep crawling to theedge of the bed, so as to be in dangerof falling. It was his usual time,therefore I did not like to takehim up, and as he would not bethere of himself, I finally triedhim there. He did not like thisat all, but kept crying and screamingfor a long time. At last, hewent to sleep, and I hope weshall never again have a repetitionof the same.Apr. 25. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 59. Mr.York came here toward evening,and took tea with us.Apr. 26. Sabbath. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 59.We have had a sail to S. school in Elmer'snew boat, called the "Rainbow." Westarted from the foot of the hill, andsailed over the pond into Staples' bottomand then down the steam to the bankopposite the schoolhouse, where we disembarked,There are five of us goingdown, and eight coming home.Elmer rowed, and would have noassistance. It was a delightful sailand we enjoyed it well. The S. schoolwas a very interesting one. In additionto the new library, we have a newmap of the Holy Land, and someS. school singing books.Apr. 27. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 61. A Dutchman - who is called Dutch Jakedined with us. He claims one ofthe Dr's three-year-old mancolts, which now has a youngcolt. This colt was lost from theRanch for a few months, andupon being found and drivenhome by the Dr. some of our neighborspretended it belonged to another

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