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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...a hare that he saw creeping through the hedge in the twilight. They had suspected a certain old woman in the neighborhood of having bewitched them, and the case was proved by the fact that the old woman died at the precise moment the hare was shot. Witnesses can be found who have seen old women riding through the air on broomsticks on their way to witches' meetings, and a student of the history of witchcraft could find abundant materials by spending a few months among the people of Yorkshire. From London Doctor Bronson wrote to Frank to proceed from Whitby to Sheffield, and he would meet the party there at the Victoria Hotel. He had letters of introduction to some of the principal cutlery makers of Sheffield, and was sure they would all be interested in seeing the centre of the cutlery industry. Mrs. Bassett was greatly pleased with the idea: she had long wished to see how table knives and forks were made, and here was the very opportunity. Mary did not care so much for this branch of manufacture as she did for that of scissors and pocket-knives, especially the latter. She had often wondered how the blades were so beautifully polished and tempered, and wished to see the process. As for Frank and Fred, it is hardly necessary to say that they were interested in anything of an industrial character, whether it related to cutlery, cloth, or anything else in the line of manufactures. They took the most direct line of railway to their destination, and found that it carried them through York, so that they had another view of the exterior of the famous minster. In approaching Sheffield (fifty miles from York) they were made aware of its location by the cloud of smoke which hung above it, and though it was broad day when they alighted at the station, there was the di...
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