Pilgrim Trails

A Plymouth-to-Provincetown Sketchbook

Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,580 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 234
Added to site: 2011.07.12
mnybks.net#: 30371
Genre: History
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wn North Street to Winslow, and found the point where we could get the best view.

[Illustration: Old Plymouth Doorway]

"Now," said he when he had planted us to his satisfaction, "notice the doorway, with those two immense linden-trees shading the path. The original shoots of the Winslow linden-trees were brought to this country in a raisin-box. Up on the front of the house, over the upstairs window, you see the carving of the British Lion and Unicorn. This branch of the Winslows in Revolutionary days remained Tories and were very loyal to the King; and after the war their property went into other hands. But their Lion and Unicorn are as good as ever."

"Is it really true," asked Barbara, "that the house is upside down?"

"Well," said Alexander, "the legend is very old. And the second-story rooms are a great deal higher-studded than the rooms downstairs. There's one door upstairs that looks as if it had been made for a giant. But they say that some of the English builders used to plan

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