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1  I knew this must be the immigrant family the conductor had told us about.
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2  The family had been living on corncakes and sorghum molasses for three days.
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3  I asked what he meant, and he grinned and said they belonged to the rat family.
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4  The Shimerdas were the first Bohemian family to come to this part of the county.
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5  I remember how horrified we were at the sour, ashy-grey bread she gave her family to eat.
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6  Mrs. Shimerda grumbled, but realized it was important that one member of the family should learn English.
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7  She was the only one of his family who could rouse the old man from the torpor in which he seemed to live.
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8  The woman started off with two children, but it was clear that her family might grow larger on the journey.
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9  He led us to a hitching-bar where two farm-wagons were tied, and I saw the foreign family crowding into one of them.
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10  He wanted us to know that they were not beggars in the old country; he made good wages, and his family were respected there.
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11  Fuchs put in a cheerful word and said prairie dogs were clean beasts and ought to be good for food, but their family connections were against them.
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12  We had files of those good old family magazines which used to publish coloured lithographs of popular paintings, and I was allowed to use some of these.
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13  Once when he sat down to chat, he told us that in the immigrant car ahead there was a family from 'across the water' whose destination was the same as ours.
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14  The husband, in Chicago, was working in a furniture factory for modest wages, and when he met his family at the station he was rather crushed by the size of it.
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15  The Bohemian family, grandmother told me as we drove along, had bought the homestead of a fellow countryman, Peter Krajiek, and had paid him more than it was worth.
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16  The patch of yellow sunlight on the floor travelled back toward the stairway, and grandmother and I talked about my journey, and about the arrival of the new Bohemian family; she said they were to be our nearest neighbours.
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17  In the afternoons, when grandmother sat upstairs darning, or making husking-gloves, I read 'The Swiss Family Robinson' aloud to her, and I felt that the Swiss family had no advantages over us in the way of an adventurous life.
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