The home was alternately a house of love and a house of fear, according to the mood of the father. It depended on how he spent the evening. On his return from the village saloon the father was another man. Then came the lesson. The wife was called away to a sick neighbor and he refused the charge of the children. His brutality and carelessness gave birth to a double anger, averted in time, but a narrow escape.
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