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Charles M. Skinner: The Crumbling Silver

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction

Charles Montgomery Skinner was an American writer, editor, dramatic and art critic, mostly known as a collector and rewriter of North American folklore. He published collections of myths, legends, histories and oral narrative found inside the United States and across the world. The writer’s task Skinner identified in saving the folk traditions endangered by the age of America’s progress.

“The Crumbling Silver” is a short story, entered in the collection “Myth and legends of our own land”. The narration is about silver treasure of Long Island, cursed in according with legends of rustics by Native Americans several centuries ago. But Gardiner, a dweller in the central wilderness of the island, is obsessed by greed and wants to be the richest man on earth. Soon he will sure, that the curse is real…

Start your familiar with American history and culture through the Skinner’ collection “Myth and legends of our own land”!

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