Pelley William Dudley - The greater glory

Author : Pelley William Dudley
Title : The greater glory
Year : 1919

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Chapter 1. In which we consider Paris, Vermont and our home filks from hte Standpoint of our Newspaper office. Up here in the center of Vermont in a valley enclosed by the virile summits of the Green Moun tains, is the little New England town of Paris. It is a neighborly state a neighborly little town. It is lovingly known as "back east" to large numbers of Yankee folk who in their young manhood or womanhood have mistakenly left it to pursue fickle fortune in states afar. It is called "up north" by those southerners who know us only from our prom inence in the weather reports or think of Vermont as open for travel a couple of months only in the sum mer time. As for the country at large, it thinks of us as a quiet little state, smelling mostly of newmown hay and cow-barn, chiefly valuable to the union as a producer of turkeys for its Thanksgiv ing dinners, maple syrup for its breakfast pancakes or pretty school ma ams for its western romances. Once upon a time our town consisted merely of a few houses, two general stores, a printing office, a post-office, and a blacksmith shop, barnacled about a country crossroads. ...

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