Then she said sternly: "Do you reckon we're going to keep this baby?" "I I dunno," said Pa. And he didn't. "Well, we're NOT. I brought up one boy and that's enough. I don't calculate to be pestered with any more. I never was much struck on children as children, anyhow. You say that Mary Garland had a brother out in Mantioba?
"I'd like to know what's to become of that poor young one!" "Ain't there any of the father's or mother's folks to take him?" asked Pa. "No. Horace had no relatives that anybody ever heard of. Mrs. Horace had a brother; but he went to Mantioba years ago, and nobody knows where he is now. Somebody'll have to take the baby and nobody seems anxious to. I've got eight myself, or I'd think about it.
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