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Post by Jacksta on October 28th 2007, 5:26 am

have had this book for for awhile, read pages from time to time, got it at one of those used book stores, the cover of mine looks differant than the one at amazon. it is the diary of a five or six year old little girl written just after 1900, she was orphaned before she was 5, adopted by an Oregon lumberman and his wife
and transported across the country to live in nearly 20 lumber camps by
the time she was 12 years old.

here is an exerpt from her diary:

Now are come the days of leaves. They talk with the wind. I hear them
tell of their borning days. They whisper of the hoods they wear. Today
they talk of the time before their borning days. They tell how they
were a part of the earth and the air before their tree-borning days. In
grey days of winter they go back to earth again. But they do not die.'

OPAL




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