Books: Odd Cod

JOHN GOFFE'S LEGACY (272 pp.)—George Woodbury—Norton ($3.50).

This is a delightful chimney-corner tale of old New England and especially of the hardy, hearty line of Goffes who, for 200 years, have lived beside the moving waters of the family mill at Bedford, N.H., near Manchester. The first Goffe to reach the

New World was William, a major genera! of Oliver Cromwell's England and one oi the 63 judges who condemned King Charles I to death. After the Restoration he fled to the American wilderness, where for decades he was a fugitive from the vengeance of Charles II. With his steeple hat, his flowing...

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