Besides she couldn't, not if she had wanted to or had tried to. All of us folks from the head of the valley to its foot agreed that we had no need of patent medicines or iron pills or onion syrup like lots of women make their families take regular each spring for toning up, so long as Mandy Higgins lived among us. The child didn't have a real child expression on her face. [...] though the grass was green, the horse brown, and the child dressed in pink and white check, the way children are, all the different colors seemed to disagree with one another.
Mothering: The Story of a Revolt Nina Sutherland Purdy Legacy; 2009; 26, 1; Docstoc pg. 136 Reprodu
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