s of a broader sea Than the maiden dreamed of, had set her free, Lay in wide expanse their lives between. What truth do we garner, what moral glean, From this traditive tale of the tower so gray? Was it chance, the grasp of that reckless hand? Or, was that wild clutch of the fatal band An act of retributive wrath foreseen? Was the old mill an avenger of wrong that day? Who shall answer the question, yea or nay?
In Historic Leaves (published by Somerville Historical Society) in 1903, Florence Carr has an interesting article of six pages on the Mallet family, tracing its Huguenot origin and its connection with the old mill.
Mrs. L. F. A. Maulsby also gives in a Somerville souvenir a brief account illustrated by a cut of the old mill with its sails and the long inclined beam with the wheel at its end, upon the ground.
The old gravestone of John Mallet in
Zzz. Charlestown cemetery is also shown.
We commend a reading of these which are in the Society's library.
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