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Title: What Necessity Knows Author: Lily Dougall Release Date: July 30, 2005 [eBook #16398] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK WHAT NECESSITY KNOWS*** E-text prepared by Robert Cicconetti, Graeme Mackreth, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http:--www.pgdp.net) from page images generously made available by Early Canadiana Online (http:--www.canadiana.org-eco-index.html) Note: Images of the original pages are available through Early Canadiana Online.
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DOUGALL Author of -Beggars All,- etc New York Longmans, Green, and Co. 15 East Sixteenth Street Typography by J.S.
Cushing & Co., Boston. 1893 TO MY BROTHER JOHN REDPATH DOUGALL THIS BOOK IS INSCRIBED Sun Apr 02 16:37:07 2017 2 WITH REVERENCE AND AFFECTION PREFACE. One episode of this story may need a word of explanation.
It is reported that while the -Millerite- or Adventist excitement of 1843 was agitating certain parts of North America, in one place at least a little band of white-robed people ascended a hill in sure expectation of the Second Advent, and patiently returned to be the laughing stock of their neighbours.
This tradition, as I heard it in my childhood, was repeated as if it embodied nothing but eccentricity and absurdity, yet it naturally struck a child’s mind with peculiar feelings of awe and pathos.
Such an event appeared picturesque matter for a story.
It was not easy to deal with; for in setting it, as was necessary, in close relation to the gain-getting, marrying an...





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