8 COLD AS CLAY  

jasonabadboy4u 30M
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6/10/2006 4:43 pm

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8 COLD AS CLAY

8 COLD AS CLAY
A farmer had a daughter for whom he cared more than
anything on earth. She fell in love with a farm hand named
Jim, but the farmer did not think Jim was good for his
daughter, To keep them apart, he sent her to live with her
uncle on the other side of the country. Soon after she
left, Jim got sick, and he wasted away and died. Everyone
said he had died of a broken heart. The farmer felt so
guilty about Jim's death, he could not tell his daughter
what had happened. She continued to think about Jim and the
life they might have had together. One night many weeks
later there was a knock on her uncle's door. When the girl
opened the door, Jim was standing there. "Your father asked
me to get you," he said. "I came on his best horse." "Is
there anything wrong?" she asked. "I don't know," he said.
She packed a few things and they left. She rode behind him,
clinging to his waist. Soon he complained of a
headache. "It aches something terrible," he told her. She
put her hand on his forehead. "Why your as cold as clay,"
she said. "I hope you are not ill," she wrapped her
handkerchief around his head. They traveled so swiftly that
in a few hours they reached the farm. The girl quickly
dismounted and knocked on the door. Her farther was
startled to see her. "Didn't you send for me?" she
asked. "No, I didn't," he said. She turned to Jim, but he
was gone and so was the horse. They went to the stable to
look for them. The horse was there. It was covered in sweat
and trembling with fear. But there was no sign of Jim.
Terrified, her father told her the truth about Jim's death.
Then quickly he went to see Jim's parents. They decided to
open his grave. The corpse was in its coffin. But around
its head they found the girl's handkerchief.


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