Yesterday we left our heroine lamenting the fact that coming west wasn't worth it. We pick up the story from there.
Ever since Sally could remember she had had present and parties. Sally got the water and gave it to her mother. She went to the barn and played with Patches the family cat. Sally always loved Patches and told Patches all of her troubles. This time she cried and said "Oh! I don't think I will get anything." Sally wept in Patches long hair.
"A penny for your thoughts."
TO BE CONTINUED.
Feel free to ask yourself if this is Patches the family cat talking? Or is someone else there in the barn with Sally?
Feel free to also ask yourself if people "way back in the years of 1848" used phrases like "a penny for your thoughts."