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The Works of Washington Irving Wolfert's Roost and Other Short Stories

By Clinedinst, B. West

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Excerpt: CHRONICLE I. ABOUT five-and-twenty miles from the ancient and renowned city of Manhattan, formerly called New Amsterdam, and vulgarly called New York, on the eastern bank of that expansion of the Hudson known among Dutch mariners of yore as the Tappan Zee, being in fact the great Mediterranean Sea of the New Nether lands, stands a little, old-fashioned stone mansion, all made up of gable ends, and as full of angles and corners as an old cocked hat. It is said, in fact, to have been modeled after the cocked hat of Peter the Head strong, as the Escurial was modeled after the grid iron of the blessed St. Lawrence. Though but of small dimensions, yet, like many small people, it is of mighty spirit, and values: itself greatly on its antiquity, being one of the oldest edifices, for its size, in the whole country. It claims to be an ancient seat of empire; I may rather say an empire in itself, and like all empires, great and small, has had its grand historical epochs. In speaking of this doughty and valorous little pile, I shall call it by its usual appellation of ?The Roost ; though that is a name given to it in modern days, since it became the abode of the white man.

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Table of Contents: PAGE -- WOLFERT'S ROOST i -- THE BIRDS OF SPRING 20 -- THE CREOLE VILLAGE 26 -- MOUNTJOY 36 -- THE BERMUDAS 83 -- The Three Kings of Bermuda 91 -- THE WIDOW'S ORDEAL 96 -- THE KNIGHT OF MALTA no -- The Grand Prior of Minorca 112 -- A TIME OF UNEXAMPLED PROSPERITY 129 -- The Great Mississippi Bubble 132 -- SKETCHES IN PARIS IN 1825. The Parisian Hotel, 167 -- My French Neighbor 170 -- The Englishman at Paris 173 -- English and French Character 176 -- The Tuileries and Windsor Castle 179 -- The Field of Waterloo 183 -- Paris at the Restoration 186 -- A CONTENTED MAN 191 -- BROEK: THE DUTCH PARADISE 198 -- GUESTS FROM GIBBET ISLAND 205 -- THE EARLY EXPERIENCES OF RALPH RINGWOOD 219 -- THE SEMINOLES 256 -- Origin of the White, the Red, and the Black Men, 260 -- The Conspiracy of Neamathla 263 -- THE COUNT VAN HORN 270 -- DON JUAN: A SPECTRAL RESEARCH 285 -- LEGEND OF THE ENGULPHED CONVENT 296 -- THE PHANTOM ISLAND 302 -- The Adalantado of the Seven Cities 305 -- RECOLLECTIONS OF THE ALHAMBRA 325 -- The Abencerrage 328

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Title: The Works of Washington Irving Wolfert's Roost and Other Short Stories  
Author: Clinedinst, B. West
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collection: Children's Literature Collection
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