Grandfather's Chair

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Electric Book Company, 2001 - American literature - 887 pages
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IN writing this ponderous tome, the author’s desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals in such a form and style that the YOUNG may make acquaintance with them of their own accord. For this purpose, while ostensibly relating the adventures of a chair, he has endeavored to keep a distinct and unbroken thread of authentic history. The chair is made to pass from one to another of those personages of whom he thought it most desirable for the young reader to have vivid and familiar ideas, and whose lives and actions would best enable him to give picturesque sketches of the times. On its sturdy oaken legs it trudges diligently from one scene to another, and seems always to thrust itself in the way, with most benign complacency, whenever an historical personage happens to be looking round for a seat.
 

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Contents

AUTHORS PREFACE
13
PART I
15
CHAPTER I Grandfather and the Children and the Chair
16
CHAPTER II The Puritans and the Lady Arbella
19
CHAPTER III A Rainy Day
27
CHAPTER IV Troublous Times
29
CHAPTER V The Government of New England
34
CHAPTER VI The PineTree Shillings
38
CHAPTER VI Pomps And Vanities
102
CHAPTER VII The Provincial Muster
107
CHAPTER VIII The Old French War and the Acadian Exiles
114
CHAPTER IX The End Of The War
123
CHAPTER X Thomas Hutchinson
128
APPENDIX TO PART II
133
PART III
138
CHAPTER I A NewYears Day
139

CHAPTER VII The Quakers and the Indians
43
CHAPTER VIII The Indian Bible
48
CHAPTER IX England And New England
54
CHAPTER X The Sunken Treasure
59
CHAPTER XI What the Chair had Known
66
APPENDIX TO PART I
70
PART II
74
CHAPTER I The Chair In The Firelight
75
CHAPTER II The Salem Witches
77
CHAPTER III The OldFashioned School
82
CHAPTER IV Cotton Mather
87
CHAPTER V The Rejected Blessing
93
CHAPTER II The Stamp Act
142
CHAPTER III The Hutchinson Mob
147
CHAPTER IV The British Troops In Boston
155
CHAPTER V The Boston Massacre
160
CHAPTER VI A Collection Of Portraits
166
CHAPTER VII The Tea Party And Lexington
172
CHAPTER VIII The Siege Of Boston
177
CHAPTER IX The Torys Farewell
183
CHAPTER X The War For Independence
189
CHAPTER XI Grandfathers Dream
196
APPENDIX TO PART III
201
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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864) was a novelist and short story writer. He wrote many classic novels including The Scarlet Letter, Tanglewood Tales, Twice-Told Tales, and The House of the Seven Gables.

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