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Charles M. Skinner: Mother Crewe

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English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature

Charles Montgomery Skinner (August 4, 1844 - June 30, 1928) was an American writer who published myths and legends collection books. His dream was to make American folklore heritage more glorious. Skinner’s writings were wide ranging. His career in literature and journalism included editorship of the Brooklyn Eagle. His study of the paper’s famed Walt Whitman appeared in the Atlantic Monthly.  He also commented on turn-of-the-century America’s turbulent economy in Workers and the Trusts and American Communes.

This short piece of prose represents a bright example of Skinner's writing style — laconic and clear. The central figure of the story is an old witch from Plymouth that has a quarrel with a man who doesn't believe in superstitions and is not afrad of her. They quarrel over a piece of land and the witch promises that the man will be dead before he gets it...

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