Excerpt from The Story of a Sand-Pile Trade centered in the grocery store, of which Jack was one proprietor, the name of the puppet he repre sented being painted on the sign. A toy watch was hung in the gable to represent the clock over F aneuil Hall Market, and a clay watch dog was on guard by night. Cans of pickles were put up; partridge and huckleberries, in small glass bottles; candy was sold by the barrel; tomatoes were represented by red bar berries, and watermelons by butternuts. Grass put up in bags for cows and horses was sold by weight on a pair of small scales. Shelves and counters, and a can vas-topped marketwagon were the chief features of this establishment. Its goods were, however, for the most part, in a sense unreal, its business declined, until at last its proprietors were obliged to declare themselves bankrupt, and a bill of sale and auction closed its ca reer. 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.