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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 17., An old Medford school boy's reminiscences. (search)
ded, and the same thing went on till the time for the honey crop arrived and Mr. Brooks then found his honey combs stuffed with rum and molasses. He was furious. Hd a titter rippled along the tables of the banqueters. The last time I saw Mr. Brooks was on High street. Between the parsonage of my father and the tan yard was aped, raised the whip, and we thought trouble was coming. If Tufts had struck Mr. Brooks every boy would have let fly his stone. But the king of the Boston marine ute was twice his size and not half his age. So Tufts muttered some words, and Mr. Brooks resumed his march westward. This very region was a lively place in winter. The pleasantest and most productive of the fishing places was at and near Mr. Brooks' granite arch. I hear the beautiful thing has been destroyed. I am very sorrd along the west bank of the canal to the nearest part of the lake where was Mr. Brooks' grove extending from the canal to the lake, full of similar trees of great s