Charles Montgomery Skinner was an American writer, editor, dramatic and art critic, mostly known as a collector and rewriter of North American folklore. There are many American legends relating to assaults of people or their houses by imps of darkness. The shadowy powers of Gloucester, Massachusetts, keep the garrison of that place in a state of fright – sometimes witchcraft is manifested in Salem by the hurling of missiles from unseen hands. This story is one of these legends. There lives a widow who has a cabin and a bit of land of her own. George Walton, a neighbor, wants her land, so he asperses her and takes in hands her property. But one night he wakes up because of fierce knocking of stones against the roof and doors… Start your familiar with American history and culture through the Skinner’s collection “Myth and legends of our own land”!