Old Order Mennonites
November 5, 2020
"Caroline Woodlawn, stand forth!" she cried. Caddie obeyed.
"It was only a joke, Mother," she said in a quivering voice.
These words, being read from Caddie Woodlawn by my sister Annetta for her son Christopher, held me captive, too, as we waited for our driver to arrive on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 28. I could feel for Harriet, the mother of Caddie, as she applied swift punishment to her daughter for being mean to her girlish guest from Boston. Caddie was sent to her room without supper and there she tossed. The room was close and heat seemed to burn, both in the room and in her heart be...