1 Little Ona is too excited to eat.
2 At the last moment there joined them Marija Berczynskas, who was a cousin of Ona's.
3 Ona might have married and left them, but she would not, for she loved Teta Elzbieta.
4 It does not, and finally he will wait no longer, but comes up to Ona, who turns white and trembles.
5 It was nearly a year and a half ago that Jurgis had met Ona, at a horse fair a hundred miles from home.
6 Jurgis was determined that Teta Elzbieta should stay at home to keep house, and that Ona should help her.
7 Then his look turned toward Ona, who stood close to his side, and he saw the wide look of terror in her eyes.
8 Those through which Jurgis and Ona were walking resembled streets less than they did a miniature topographical map.
9 Jurgis, without a word, lifts Ona in his arms, and strides out with her, and she sinks her head upon his shoulder with a moan.
10 There was Elzbieta Lukoszaite, Teta, or Aunt, as they called her, Ona's stepmother, and there were her six children, of all ages.
11 Later that afternoon he and Ona went out to take a walk and look about them, to see more of this district which was to be their home.
12 In the fall, after the harvest was over, he saw that it would not do, and tramped the full fortnight's journey that lay between him and Ona.
13 A little way farther on, and Jurgis and Ona, staring open-eyed and wondering, came to the place where this "made" ground was in process of making.
14 And this was the fact, for Jurgis had never seen a city, and scarcely even a fair-sized town, until he had set out to make his fortune in the world and earn his right to Ona.
15 When in the end Tamoszius Kuszleika has reached her side, and is waving his magic wand above her, Ona's cheeks are scarlet, and she looks as if she would have to get up and run away.
16 First they took out the soil to make bricks, and then they filled it up again with garbage, which seemed to Jurgis and Ona a felicitous arrangement, characteristic of an enterprising country like America.
17 He did not drink or fight, because he was thinking all the time of Ona; and for the rest, he was a quiet, steady man, who did what he was told to, did not lose his temper often, and when he did lose it made the offender anxious that he should not lose it again.
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