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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children, put one hand on the stair rail and called several times       in a tremulous voice, "Is anyone there?"
   She received no answer which is understandable, so we went across the street to the barn and told Alfred Sibley, our foreman, about it. He armed himself with a pitchfork and we all walked squeamishly back to the house. However, we were reassured by Alfred's bravery and we stood outside while he searched the  inside. Every minute we expected to see a burglar dash past us pursued by Alfred and a bloody pitchfork, but whoever had     been there had had plenty of time to escape during our absence  and Alfred finally emerged from the house with his weapon untarnished.
   Once on an automobile ride we passed a man and two young ladies walking along the street. My father turned to Aunt Sophy  and said, "I don't see how such a nice girl could marry that      man."
   A few days later the nice girl's sister happened to be at our  house for Sunday dinner. About halfway through I spoke up.    "Did you hear what my father said to Aunt Sophy when we      were passing you the other day?" and before there was time to  stop me the whole story was out.
   In school I had a dreadful time learning American history         and Aunt Sophy tried to tutor me. "Brighten up the dull parts     with a little imagination," she said, "and picture things that         might have been going on at the time."
   My day's assignment had to do with the Madison administra-
tion and the first family moving into an unfinished White House.
   "Just imagine something silly," Aunt Sophy suggested, "like
Dolly going up to her bedroom on a ladder because the stairs