Excerpt from My Native Village: Or, the Recollections of Twenty-Five Years The town of L - is one of the most beautiful places in New England. The scenery is uncommonly various, embracing wide-extended plains, hills of every sort, from the gentle slope to the most abrupt and rocky precipices, and valleys of the same endless variety of forms. When I was a boy, (twenty-five years ago and more, ) the inhabitants of these plains and hills and valleys were a small and rather a quiet community. There was but little business done here then, compared with what is done w. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.