“But you will marry me, Babbie?” he pleaded, his steel-blue eyes fastened on her.
“I am so young,” she faltered, “not yet sixteen, and you are nearly thirty.”
“My years will be only the more protection to you.”
“My father and sisters would not like me to marry you, Conrad Miller. I had to fib and steal away to take this ride with you. If our Rose knew, she would follow me. But,” with a laugh, “how I do like to tease her and pap ! Poor Hannah never says a cross word to me.”
Ill-Starred Babbie, 1914 Will Whalen
Made into a movie in 1914 also
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