The Heiress of Cranham Hall
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...ones and brought thim here. We did no wurk the rest of the day; and now ye must _not mention the gentle little lambs to Mrs. O'Bryan; she won't hear of it. I've told her it's the climate that changed them, but she only says she'll now take greater pleasure in roasting a lamb." Oglethorpe laughed heartily at the incident, only telling Mr. O'Bryan to inclose a large tract of land where the remaining sheep might graze. Meeting Mrs. O'Bryan at the gate, he remarked, smiling, that he hoped she had enough wool for winter use from the unexpected shearing festival. Partly by persuasion, but most of all by threats, Lady Sutton had managed to get her son off on the next boat sailing for Charles Town, he having refused to go on the same voyage with Oglethorpe. Arriving in Carolina he presented himself to the Governor, who in turn introduced him into the best society of the town. But Lord Sutton was tired of the round of gayety found in society, and he only stayed there long enough to get certain information. Taking passage on a sloop laden with rice for St. Augustine, he soon made the authorities understand that he was there as their ally. From there he went to Savannah. In the fall of 1736 three men met in Johnson square, and after noting the time on the sundial, leisurely walked to the Bluff opposite to what is now Hutchinson's island. Looking at the cattle grazing there, Dr. Talfeur remarked, "There should be some blooded stock over there for racing, so that we could have some amusement. These religionists are going to ruin this colony with their sermons against all forms of amusements. Man needs some recreation, and there are no theaters, no anything except prayer meeting and church....
- 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
- 13 Sep 2013
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