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Identifier: throughwildsreco00farrrich
Title: Through the wilds; a record of sport and adventure in the forests of New Hampshire and Maine
Year: 1892 (1890s)
Authors: Farrar, Charles Alden John, d. 1893
Subjects: New Hampshire -- Description and travel Maine -- Description and travel
Publisher: Boston, Estes & Lauriat
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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ee, Lifting himself up silently,High and huge oer the lighthouse top,With hands of wavering spray outspread, Groping after the little tower. Each island has its peculiar attrac-tions, as each has its own rote, or soundmade by the surf upon the shore. OnStar is the monument erected to Capt. John Smith, on which were originally three turks-heads. He gave the islandshis own name, and was for a long time supposed to have been their discoverer.On the same island is also Betty Moodys Hole, where a woman is said to havehidden herself during an Indian raid, with her two children, whom she killed,lest their cries should reveal her hiding-place. There is also here a fine chasm,with walls rising to a height of some fifty feet. A shelf of the bluff, facingthe ocean, is called Miss Underbills Chair, after a school-teacher who was sweptfrom it by a great wave some years ago. Other accidents, it is said, have takenplace here ; and he is foolhardy who will risk his life for a seat in the fatal chair.

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SMITHS MONUMENT, STAR ISLAND. so THROUGH THE WILDS. On Smutty-Nose are the house of Samuel Haley (who in the last centurydid so much for the material prosperity of the islands), and the cottage whereWagner so foully murdered two women in 1873, as well as the graves of thefourteen Spanish sailors, the crew of some unknown i hip wrecked here in 1813.Standing by these mounds, Mrs. Thaxters lines have a tender significance: — O sailors ! did sweet eyes look after youThe day you sailed away from sunny Spain ? On Appledore there is a rude monument, or cairn of stones, which adoubtful tradition says was built by Captain Smith in 1613, or thereabouts. Haw-thorne says of the valley which divides the island, that in old times the sea


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bookid:throughwildsreco00farrrich bookyear:1892 bookdecade:1890 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Farrar__Charles_Alden_John__d__1893 booksubject:New_Hampshire____Description_and_travel booksubject:Maine____Description_and_travel bookpublisher:Boston__Estes___Lauriat bookcontributor:University_of_California_Libraries booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:50 bookcollection:cdl bookcollection:americana

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