Excerpt from The Rhode Island Cottage, or a Gift for the Children of Sorrow: A Narrative of Facts, by the Presbyter of the Church
Through such scenes wound our way, until, at length, it brought us to a bank, overlooking the eastern arm ofthe ocean, which there sepa rates the ... island from the main-land. In the beautiful bay beneath us lay the ferry-boat; but unfortunately, as we then thought, the ferryman was absent. While one of the brothers remain ed ou the rocks to raise a signal for the boat on the opposite, side, the other approached a small farm-house, on the bill that rises gently sloping from the shore, for the purpose of trying the hospitality of its inhabitants.
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