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Hopkinson Smith Release Date: December 3, 2007 [EBook #23699] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ABIJAH’S BUBBLE *** Produced by David Widger ABIJAH’S BUBBLE By F.
Hopkinson Smith 1909 Ezekiel Todd, her dry, tight-fisted, lean father, had named her, bawling it out so loud that the more suitable, certainly the more euphonious, -Evangeline,- proffered in a timid whisper by her faded and somewhat romantic mother, was completely smothered. -I baptize thee, Evang--- began the minister, when Ezekiel’s voice rose clear: -Abijah, I tell ye, Parson--A-b-i-j-a-h--Abijah!- And Abijah it was. The women were furious. -Jes’ like Zeke Todd.
He’s too ornery to live.
I come mighty near speakin’ right out, and hadn’t been that Martha held on to me I would. Call her Abbie, for short, Mrs.
Todd,- exclaimed Deacon Libby’s wife, -and shame him.- Abbie never minded it.
She was too little to remember, she always said, and there were few people in the village of Taylorsville present at the christening who did. Old Si Spavey, however, never forgot.
-You kin call yourself Abbie if you choose,- he used to say, -and ’tain’t none o’ my business, but I was in the meetin’-house and heard Zeke let drive, and b’gosh it sounded just like a buzz-saw strikin’ the butt-end of a log.
’Abijah! _Abijah!_ he hollered.
Shet Parson Simmons up same’s a steel trap.
Gosh, but it was funny!- Only twice since the christening had she to face the consequences of her father’s ill temper.
This was after his death, when the needs of Tue Apr 04...

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