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  1. purplewang
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    Dear Teacher:

    I am not quite sure the meaning of the following sentence. Coule you please give me a hand?

    And out to the very edges of the roads that led from the town to general stores where farmers came on Saturday nights and sat around the stove.

    Thank you.

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    And out to the very edges of the roads

    Can you tell me the sentence before this one? A sentence that begins with And or But really is part of the sentence before it.

    My wife saw the cow. And I did too. You need the first sentence to understand the second sentence.


    roads that led from the town
    The roads that led/went out of the town... the road you take to go to another town

    to general stores
    a "general store" is an old phrase, old stores where everything was sold, food, clothes, tools... around 1930 people stopped using that phrase.


    where farmers came on Saturday nights and sat around the stove.
    A general store in a town was more than a store--it was a meeting place, a place where people visited other people... they would sit in chairs near a stove (wood, fire) in the middle of the store, keep warm and talk.

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