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VICISSITUDES OF FORTUNE, ETC.

CHAPTER I.

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Salina and her Mother - One of the Puritans - His Descendants

Delusion of 1646 and '59. Education.

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No wonder,' said Salina one day to her mother, as she laid down the History of the Pilgrims, which she had been reading, 'that grandfather so much delighted to dwell upon the remembrance of his forefathers !'

'It was ever a pleasant theme to him,' replied her mother, as he could readily trace his genealogy back to one who braved the dangers of the deep, and crossed the Atlantic waters, to enjoy the blessings of religious liberty.'

I often think,' responded Salina, that I should love to know what was passing in the minds of my very greatgreat-grandfather and his companions, while on their passage on board the memorable Mayflower, from the old world to these then desolate shores.'

That must always remain a matter of conjecture,' answered her mother; yet we can conceive that their

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