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Ruth of Boston by  James Otis


 

 

Table of Contents

About This Text

Front Matter


A Proper Beginning
On the Broad Ocean
Making Ready for Battle
The Rest of the Voyage
The First View of America
The Town of Salem
Other Villages
Visiting Salem
Making Comparisons
An Indian Guest and Other Visitors
A Christening and a Dinner
Deciding upon a Home
A Sad Loss
Rejoicing Turned into Mourning
Thanksgiving Day in July
Leaving Salem for Charlestown
Our Neighbors
Getting Settled
The Great Sickness
Moving the Town
Master Graves Prohibits Swimming
Anna Foster's Party
The Town of Boston
Guarding Against Fires
Our Own New Home
The Fashion of the Day
My Own Wardrobe
Master Johnson's Death
Many New Kinds of Food
The Supply of Food
The Sailing of the "Lyon"
The Famine
The Search for Food
The Starvation Time
A Day to be Remembered
The Coming of the "Lyon"
Another Thanksgiving Day
A Defense for the Town
The Problem of the Servants
Chickatabut
Building a Ship
Household Conveniences
How the Work is Divided
Launching the Ship
Master Winthrop's Mishap
New Arrivals
Another Famine
Fine Clothing Forbidden
Our First Church
A Troublesome Person
The Village of Merry Mount
Punishing Thomas Morton
Philip Ratcliff's Crime
In the Pillory
Stealing from the Indians
The Passing of New Laws
Master Pormont's School
School Discipline
Other Tools of Torture
Difficult Lessons
Other Schools
Raising Flax
Preparing Flax
Spinning, Bleaching, and Weaving Flax
What We Girls Do at Home
Making Soap
Soap from Bayberries
Goose-picking
A Change of Governors
The Flight of Roger Williams
Sir Harry Vane
Making Sugar
Sugaring Dinner
Training Day
Shooting for a Prize
Lecture Day
Punishment for Evil-doers
The Murder of John Oldham
Savages on the War-path
Pequot Indians

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