Alice Flagg: The Ghost of the Hermitage : A Novel

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A fictionalized account of the life of Alice Flagg, a fifteen-year-old planter's daughter who fell in love with a common lumberman, was sent away to boarding school to end the unacceptable affair, and died before she could be reunited with her beloved

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Throughout the area near Murells Inlet, South Carolina, the story of Alice Flagg is well known. The tragic tale of the ill-fated love between a fifteen-year-old planter's daughter and a common lumberman has become legend across the state. In order to end Alice's unacceptable affair, Alice's brother, the acting head of the Flagg family, shipped her off to boarding school in Charleston. Soon after she arrived, Alice contracted a fatal disease and had to return home to the Hermitage. She soon lapsed into a coma and died in 1849. Legend states that during her burial, Alice's brother discovered a ring strung around her neck on a ribbon, and angrily tore the ring off and threw it into the marsh in scorn for the forbidden love between Alice and the lumberman.Alice Flagg: The Ghost of the Hermitage tells the story of the star-crossed lovers and documents the strange story of Alice's afterlife. Numerous sightings have been reported of a young girl, barefoot and dressed in what seems to be a wedding gown, wandering around the area, seemingly looking for her lost ring. Although she died more than 150 years ago, unnerving experiences with this despondent ghost still occur.

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Nancy Rhyne, a resident of Murrells Inlet, is an award-winning author and one of the South's great storytellers. She strives to introduce children to the heritage of their area through local folklore and legends that are designed to inspire children to learn about their own surroundings as well as to entertain them with delightful stories of children, much like themselves, caught in some very unusual circumstances. She actively lectures to school groups, conventions, civic organizations, and other groups who enjoy her tales of the South Carolina Low Country, plantation life in the 1800s, and most recently, the intriguing tale of the infamous creature believed to be half human and half lizard that roams the lowlands. She has published many books.

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