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Way back in the mountains, way back in time, there once was a man who lived in the hollow of a sycamore tree.
And lived
and lived
and lived
and lived
and lived.
His name was Harlan Burch, and the trees back then were a lot bigger than they are now.
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Pages 10–11
The whole thing got started because Harlan Burch was a carpenter.
He made tables and chairs, bedsteads and butcher blocks, baskets, bowls, hoe handles, churn dashers, walls, window casings, split rail fences, doors, floors, and gee haw whimmy diddles.
Everything from cradles to coffins, was Harlan Burch’s motto.
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Text copyright 2009 © by Anne Shelby
Illustrations copyright 2009 © by Cor Hazelaar