Monthly Archives: February 2012

At the Gates of Tombs by Carl Sandburg

At the Gates of Tombs I enjoy exploring the work of poets. Some poems become dated while others written long ago could have been written yesterday. That is the case here. Sandburg comments on the fate of civilizations and the … Continue reading

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Ch16 Myths and Legends

The Old Lodger This tale, from Myths and Legends of Our Own Land by Charles M. Skinner, tells of a non believing landlady who encounters her dead lodger.

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Ch15 Myths and Legends

Riders of the Deserts A Spanish trader has his way with the wife of an Indian brave and drives her mad. Upon the braves return his wife commits suicide and he seeks revenge. He kidnaps the trader and ties him … Continue reading

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Ch14 Myths and Legends

The Phantom Train of Marshall Pass A train engineer pulling up to the 12,000 foot summit of Marshall Pass, CO finds he’s being pursued by a wild train behind while being ordered to stop by a swinging signal lantern ahead. … Continue reading

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The Plot To Assassinate The President-Elect

This account of a plot in Baltimore to assassinate Lincoln before he could take the oath of office comes from Carl Sandburg’s “Lincoln-The War Years”.

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