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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THE BENNETTS

 

top. We spent the night there and next morning the older mem- bers of our party — Andy and Eben Fiske, David Crockett and    I, descended via Tuckerman's Ravine, and the younger ones     went down the carriage road with Aunt Manie and Mrs. Crockett. We all met at a camping ground at the foot of the mountain     where we spread out tarpaulins and blankets for our Alpine bivouack.
   About midnight it started to rain and we took to our automo- biles for shelter. Aunt Manie, who could always fall asleep any-     where, made herself comfortable on the front seat of her auto-mobile. She dropped off almost immediately and then rolled      over onto the horn button. Being deaf, she was unable to hear     the noise, but the rest of us could and were rather puzzled by        its persistence until we investigated and discovered the reason.
   The following day, our fifth, we drove back to Ipswich and      the trip was pronounced a success. Later in the summer I climbed Mount Washington again, this time with Sidney Shurcliff. We    went by way of Huntington Ravine which had very impressive views, and I told Aunt Manie about the trip and suggested we ascend the mountain by that route next year. So early the fol- lowing summer I called on her to discuss a date.
   "I'm afraid I can't go," she said.
   "Why not ?" I questioned her.
   Then she asked me if I was easily embarrassed and when I     told her I was not she announced that she was going to have          a baby.
   In due course Peter, the youngest of my Robbins cousins, arrived. Although it was several years before I finally guided     Aunt Manie up Huntington Ravine, her enthusiasm for the

 

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