r with the men and the scenes of the Maine coast.
He formed a habit of making a note of the stories he heard from time to time, and offered the records thus formed to his neighbor, William D. Howells, as material for his work.
Howells replied to him as did Henry James to George Du Maurier under similar circumstances, Write them yourself.
Sarah Warner Brooks was the author of three volumes of poetry—Blanche, published in 1858; St. Christopher, and Other Poems, in 1859; and the Search of Ceres, and Other Poems, in 1900; also a volume of criticism, English Poetry and Poets, in 1890.
She wrote two volumes of short stories, My Fire Opal, and Other Tales, 1896, and Poverty Knob in 1900. Alamo Ranch appeared in 1903, and A Garden with House Attached in 1904. Four of these books were written after she was seventy-eight years of age and the last one in her eighty-third year.
Mary B. Carret, whose childhood was spent alternately between the Island of Cuba and the Royall House, wrote,