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 Consecration Of Washington” is a short story, entered in the collection “Myth and legends of our own land”. The action happens in 1773 and narrates about one old Pietist monk, who could be a rich man in German, but he decided to come to the new world to pray, and to live a simple life with his children. Once, in a dream he hears a voice, saying, "I will send a deliverer to the new world who shall save my people from bondage, as my Son saved them from spiritual death." This night a man comes to their house, who is destined to become a great.
Start your familiar with American history and culture through the Skinner’ collection “Myth and legends of our own land”!