“Everything they ate, wore and used came from the land.” from “The Promise” Chapter 13

“That night, Mary’s family gathered in the barn, sitting around the wooden table Mary’s father had crafted out of pine trees cleared from the land. Everything they ate, wore and used came from the land. Mary’s mother had cooked a fish that Turner had pulled from the stream. It was a strange fish with reddish flesh that Mary had never seen before. Mary’s mother said Miss Dorthea called it, “salmon.”

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