1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
10. Early Automobiles
11. The Dump
 
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MERRIAMS AND FIELDS

 

favorite prank — dressing up and ringing the doorbell. To my   great disappointment she recognized me at once. We therefore decided to try again, this time disguising Edward with a mous- tache made from horsehair carefully plucked out of a mattress,     an old hat and coat of my father's, and a pair of rubber boots   many sizes too large for him. His job was to stand there, looking like a dwarf. As the doorbell was beyond his reach, I rang it for  him and then retreated round the corner to observe. The maid recognized him, which was again very disappointing. But she did murmer, "That's a little better than before."
   While we were planning a third attempt, Mr. Field came to      call and rang the bell. The maid opened the door, took one look   at him and shouted "Oh my God ! !" and ran off to the kitchen       in hysterics, leaving poor Mr. Field on the front porch a bit  puzzled. My mother realized what had happened and explained, "She's just a new maid, Ned — and she thought you were one of the children dressed up."

 

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