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Moreover he had apparently neglected to wash his hands, and bore the air of one returning from a prolonged nutting ramble.
Those tangy frosty afternoons, when he had been forced to clean barns and plow while the other boys went rabbit and possum hunting or nutting, were afternoons whose loss he still mourned.
Our boyish days look very merry to us now, all nutting, hoop, and gingerbread.