The Mystery of Metropolisville
Metropolisville is nothing but a memory now. If Jonah's gourd had not been a little too much used already, it would serve an excellent turn just here in the way of an apt figure of speech illustrating the growth, the wilting, and the withering of Metropolisville. The last time I saw the place the grass grew green where once stood the City Hall, the corn-stalks waved their banners on the very site of the old store-I ask pardon, the "Emporium"-of Jackson, Jones & Co., and what had been the square, staring white court-house-not a Temple but a Barn of Justice-had long since fallen to base uses. The walls which had echoed with forensic grandiloquence were now forced to hear only the bleating of silly sheep.
- Paperback | 122 pages
- 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
- 15 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white