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opened the stove door & made as if he was going to throw her head-first into the fire. She begged energetically & made profuse promises of good behavior & was put down again.
She seems to have never been much punished. Her father once feigned preparations to use a switch & she ran away from him & though she appeared again in the field where this happened, she was never punished by him. She had her own way with little remonstrance.