The Story of a Pioneer by Anna Howard Shaw and Elizabeth Jordan

TO THE WOMEN PIONEERS OF AMERICA They cut a path through tangled underwood Of old traditions, out to broader ways. They lived to here their work called brave and good, But oh! the thorns before the crown of bays. The world gives lashes to its Pioneers Until the goal is reached–then deafening cheers. Adapted by

The Story of a Pioneer by Anna Howard Shaw and Elizabeth Jordan

Dr. Peck smiled at me. “Have you ever tried?” he asked. I started to assure him vehemently that I never had. Then, as if Time had thrown a picture on a screen before me, I saw myself as a little girl preach- ing alone in the forest, as I had so often preached to a
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