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The White Doe

The Fate of Virginia Dare

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,565 / 60 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 345
Added to site: 2009.05.14 24156

rnong, all luscious and yielding rich juices, and when ripe they fill the air with a fragrance unknown to any other grape.

[Illustration: Old "Mother" Scuppernong Vine.]

The first Scuppernong vine known to history was found on the mainland of the North Carolina coast by Amadas and Barlowe on their first voyage (1584). Tradition relates that they transplanted this vine to Roanoak Island. On this island there still flourishes an old vine, which despite its gnarled body and evident age continues to bear fruit. It is claimed that it is the same vine Amadas and Barlowe planted. Some insist that it was planted by Sir Walter Raleigh himself, but as that famous knight did not realize his wish to visit his new possessions in North America, the honor of having planted the vine must revert to Amadas and Barlowe. It seems to be endowed with perennial youth, and the harvest from its branches is an annual certainty.

What the early explorers testified as to the abundant supply of grapes on the Carolina



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