Books: The Golden Ladder*

The Golden Ladder* Mr. Hughes Gives a History Lesson

The Story. Betty Bowen Jumel Burr—famous or infamous as you choose—started life in the gutters of Providence when that town was noted mainly for its smells of whale-oil, rope, duck, slaughterhouses and rum made from molasses. Aside from these industries, it busied itself right patriotically, when the time came, with turning out muskets and cannon -"cannon to stand still for the Rhode Island defenses and wheeled cannon for the troops of Washington to lug about with them in their everlasting retreats." To be exact,...

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