Education: Outdoingest Fellers

"Hit's right smart unhandy to be po'," and live in a mountain cabin on $575 a year, with a woman and six children to keep—and maybe be neighborly and take in a half-dozen extra ones when their parents die. In the three-room cabin there is no heat but from the fireplace, no window, no plumbing. The hill woman is much in childbirth. After six or eight children she may die. The mountaineer takes a second woman, perhaps a third. What becomes of the many young ones, whose blood is of the purest in the...

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