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The Far Country

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The Ripest Tomatoes Are The Best - An overweight woman from Maine decides to become a mail order bride to a farmer in California, because there are no suitors left where she lives. The widower with two children meets her at the train station and she thinks he is shocked by her weight, but he remains mostly silent for a long time. She begins to love his children but worries that she will never be able to crack the farmer’s tough-seeming exterior.

The Texas Rancher Tries One More Time For Love - A woman from Philadelphia decides to take a chance and answer an ad from a man who’s a rancher in Texas. He is quite rich, but homely, and needs to test out a woman’s resolve to marry him not for his money, but for his personality and other character traits. He’s given this method of finding love several other chances but the women, once they take a look at him, have run off and married others in the same small town.

Big Enough For Love - Sick of the taunts from the inhabitants of her small town, above average weight Jocelyn had endured numerous insults since she was a small child. An ad for mail order brides spurred her to act and she wrote to the company and was matched up with a rancher in California who wanted a wife with a sense of adventure.

Bugged Out In Nebraska - A garment factory worker, not a fan of insects, heads out to a farmer in Nebraska, where the area appears to be under an imminent threat of attack by locusts, at least if the couple are to believe a crazy beekeeping old man who dresses up in a giant locust costume, and who keeps on yelling “They’re Coming”, every chance he gets.

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