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It's a... You DecideThe doctor said, 'You might: raise it as a boy; raise it as a girl; raise it as nothing in particular and see how it develops; or raise it as a popular attraction.'
The farmer and his wife had a lot of talking to do. A girl would be useful for keeping the house, and never leave it as the others would. She could not be married, of course. A spinster living with her parents and then her brother (who was still to come) would not be thought odd. People would ask for her hand, but reasons to refuse could be found. After all, they had no shortage of daughters.
It was a son they needed. If it were a boy, no one would ask to marry him. They might wonder why he did not take a wife, but that was all right. Lots of men were unmarried. An unmarried man was more respectable than an unmarried woman. Of course, men must work. What if this child had neither strength to work the land nor intelligence to run the business? The farm m