CRIME: On St. Simons Island

Hugging the coast of southern Georgia lie half-a-dozen bosky islands—Jekyl, where the Vanderbilts built up an estate; Sapelo, where Calvin Coolidge vacationed; Sea Island, developed as a swank resort by Howard Coffin. St. Simons Island, connected by a causeway with the mainland and with Sea Island, is sparsely populated, but many a tourist travels its white-shell roads, lined with Spanish moss-hung trees, to see its Wesley Oaks. Beneath these, and in old Christ Church nearby, the founder of Methodism preached two centuries ago. In the dark of one night last week, someone stole past the Wesley Oaks to the...

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