The Saturday Evening Post Volume 184

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 184

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...Sabbath except wolves and Indians. To this extent Satuit has progressed. A rifle-shot away, generally southward, is the old oaken bucket--yes, the long-sufiering bucket, the moss-covered bucket, the iron--bound bucket, upon which musical youth has hung so many strange and weird inharmonies; and a rifleshot beyond that is the little white church to which, tradition says, Daniel Webster used to go; and another rifle-shot away stands a fingerlike shaft to the great Miles Standish who, it will be remembered, incautiously sent John Alden to do his wooing. Still farther on is Plymouth--and Plymouth Rock, the hearthstone of American liberty. It is very small for its age, is Plymouth Rock, of a size to have been laid by the original Plymouth hen--small for its age and far from the water. Tradition says the Pilgrims landed on this particular rock, and if we believe that thing about Daniel Webster going to church we might as well believe this along with it. Oil' in the other direction, generally northward, on a sandy spit that thrusts its curve into the bay, is the identical lighthouse, fallen into ruin, behind which Abigail and Rebecca Bates hid in the twilight and sounded the call to arms, thus shooing off the British invaders in the War of 1812. Even now, the natives say, on stormy nights, whiteclad, spooky, girlish figures move about the ruins, and the piping of a flute and the shrilling of a drum are heard high above the whistle of the wind and the lashing of the sea. On and on beyond is Merrymount. Some historically important thing happened there but it escapes me at the The Hawk Drew tho JGIIOIICII-IQ From Bancotla HI: Pillow and Jplllod In Contonu Out on the Bod In Front of Him moment. And on still farther is the city of Quincy, home...show more

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  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 780g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974301
  • 9781236974303