SEPTEMBER 1, 2000
Hammond, a wealthy attorney, has a spectacular summer
retreat in the end of North Hollow. This summer he
invited a Czech friend to spend two weeks in the
beautiful mountains. One early morning the two friends
went out early to pick some berries for their breakfast.
As they worked their way around an exceptionally large
berry patch they encountered two large bears, one male
and one female.
IN THE HABIT
DID SOMEBODY SAY BEARTOWN
Braille dictionary . Must see to appreciate.
that the uncertainties of weather tend to make most
farmers pessimists. If it rains a few drops, they start
looking for a flood. If it's dry for a few days, they
predict a drought.The merchants in Beartown are pretty
well resigned to these gloomy customers. Well once there
was a perfect year. Weather was ideal, crops were
abundant and prices at the market were at all time highs.
The corn crop was bigger than ever before and one
Beartown farmer won a prize for raising the most bushels
of corn per acre in the entire state of Vermont. The day
after this award was announced, a local merchant
congratulated the farmer on his achievement. "Good
work Hiram. A hundred and twenty-five bushels of corn to
the acre. That's incredible!"
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