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Oldtown Fireside Stories

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Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,834 / 94 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 914
Added to site: 2007.08.15 17940

The Ghost In The Mill
The Sullivan Looking-Glass
The Minister's Housekeeper
The Widow's Bandbox
Captain Kidd's Money
''Mis' Elderkin's Pitcher''
The Ghost In The Cap'n Brownhouse

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ked for all the world as if the spirit of the old Sarpent himself was in her. I've seen her sit and look at Lady Lothrop out o' the corner o' her eyes; and her old brown baggy neck would kind o' twist and work; and her eyes they looked so, that 'twas enough to scare a body. For all the world, she looked jest as if she was a-workin' up to spring at her. Lady Lothrop was jest as kind to Ketury as she always was to every poor crittur. She'd bow and smile as gracious to her when meetin' was over, and she come down the aisle, passin' oot o, meetin'; but Ketury never took no notice. Ye see, Ketury's father was one o' them great powwows down to Martha's Vineyard; and people used to say she was set apart, when she was a child, to the sarvice o' the Devil: any way, she never could be made nothin' of in a Christian way. She come down to Parson Lothrop's study once or twice to be catechised; but he couldn't get a word out o' her, and she kind o' seemed to sit scornful while he was a-talkin'. Folks said, if it was in old

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
David Lyons

A few 'homey' stories that are of interest if you can handle the dialect which gets a little thick at times. Reflects the importance story-telling had in peoples lives before the advent of radio and television,



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