Stepping Stone Inn
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... The girls then for a sense of 'fun' convinced themselves that they were being possessed by witches and the first they named was Tituba. The girls went on as though they were being possessed and as the doctor could find no physical illness, fever or temperature they were pronounced possessed. In their excitement at this distraction or 'game' the girls were said to suffer their hysteria which is why it did not stop and went so far; that and their fear of the retribution and ...
... scallops with onion rings and coleslaw on the side. Prior to the salmon I relished the famous New England Clam Chowder – pronounced shou-dare – with freshly baked bread. We decided to continue the extravagant indulgence with a Boston cream pie covered in chocolate sauce with candied nuts and a warm chocolate pudding with vanilla ice cream and macaroon. We blew out the budget at $60 each with no booze but it was well worth it for one of the greatest culinary feasts ...
... beneath the top layer of "land" that Maeve and I are perched on. Very clever and educational (we even learn on summer holidays!!). Speaking of that, there was a kid wearing a shirt today that had a brain on it, with a sign across it labelled "closed for the summer! Ha!
We spent some time at the memorial to the men and women killed in the trials, which for me, was ...
... since the property was put up for sale and also it was an opportunity to "settle the score" with their enemies. There was one policeman who suggested that the girls were lying. He was then accused of being a witch himself and was executed.
The conditions were very harsh and even people who were found through a trial to be innocent were not let out of prison until they had paid for their food, water and ...
... later the Sherriff died of a heart attack, and every Sherriff after either died of a heart attack or had to retire early because of heart problems, until the Sherriff department moved to another location. The lesson learned is to be careful what is spoken a person might end up cursing a town, and a person doesn’t have to be a witch to throw that energy out there. Food for thought.
The tour continued to ...
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