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This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealthy flight, like a spy, through the ripening country-side, and, with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat, puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders.

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Source Notes: "The Courting of Sister Wilby."

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Sarah Orne Jewett (September 3, 1849 June 24, 1909) was an American author whose works were set in her native New England. Her most famous works include the 1896 novella The Country of Pointed Firs, and a short story, The White Heron.

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