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Profile of old New England; Yankee legends, tales, and folklore

Author / Creator
Taft, Lewis A
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The New England heritage is rich in history, folklore, and legend. Here the author presents a selection of early Yankee tales which have lived with great vitality through the years. Whether droll, ...

The New England heritage is rich in history, folklore, and legend. Here the author presents a selection of early Yankee tales which have lived with great vitality through the years. Whether droll, humorous, grim, sad, or informative, all are entertaining. Included among them are the stories of New England explorations, colonial days, witches, pirates, criminals, buried treasures, shipwrecks, haunted houses, and Indian legends. Lewis A. Taft, New England born and bred, has loved and collected these tales for as long as he can remember. and he retells them with a freshness faithful to the spirit in which they were first narrated by master storytellers.--From publisher description.

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Creator
by Lewis A. Taft
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • New York : Dodd, Mead, [1965]
Physical Details
  • xiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
OCLC
ocm01266108

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271).

  • Legends of discovery. The American saga ; North Salem's Irish? ruins ; Lord Sinclair and the Zeno brothers ; Tales of the ambiguous Dighton Rock ; The curious John Greye papers -- Legends and tales of colonial days. Hanging at Wessaguscus ; The ordeal of Hannah Dustin ; The killing of Mogg Megone ; The wreck of the Palatine ; Scandalous affairs of a baronet and a tavern maid ; Hearts and pirates ; The strange battle of Windham ; Governor Wentworth's search for a wife ; The duel ; Stonewall Silas Clapp ; Giant of the Green Mountains -- Legends of the supernatural. Lady Eaton's curse ; Tom Walker and the devil ; General Moulton's boot ; The devil's bride ; Lady Eleanore's mantle ; Legend of the witch of Cape Ann ; Curse of the Abenaki ; The phantom bridge ; The Machimoodus noise ; The legend of Peter Rugg ; Micah Rood's apple tree ; For love of a woman ; The haunted house of Watertown -- Legends of crime. Rehoboth's lady counterfeiter ; Black Sam Bellamy ; The iniquitous Captain Lightfoot -- Legends of place names. Bride's Brook ; Chocorua Mountain ; Nancy's Brook ; Hasty Corners -- Indian legends. The story of Mon-do-min ; The serpent of Carbuncle Hill ; Wahconah ; Mountains of Manitou
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