Quotation by Administration in the State of Arka

Farmers in overalls and wide-brimmed straw hats lounge about the store on hot summer days, when the most common sound is the thump-thump-thump of a hound's leg on the floor as he scratches contentedly. Oldtime hunters say that fleas are a hound's salvation: his constant twisting and clawing in pursuit of the tormentors keeps his joints supple.
Administration in the State of Arka, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Arkansas: A Guide to the State (The WPA Guide to Arkansas), p. 222, Hastings House (1941).

Describing a cotton-country plantation store.
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