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TALES OF EDISTO

by Nell Graydon

A classic! Includes an epilogue describing Edisto Island and the fables and lore of bygone days.

Stories handed down from generation to generation, of that fabulous, romantic era: of the "First Mistress of Bleak Hall," and how she was brought as a baby to Edisto in a rowboat paddled through stormy seas by two faithful slaves: of the "Galloping Horseman of Pine Baron,"  who returned a hundred years after his death to reassure a worried guest at one of the Island's homes: of a plantation mistress who, with the aid of a palmleaf cross, cast off a conjure spell which had one of her slaves at death's door.

The book accounts Island customs and activities, past and present.  Mrs. Graydon tells of the social life of the old days, Christmas festivities, summer days on the beach at Edingsville', the fighting of duels on "the Sands." She takes the reader on a bird-watching tour of the Island and on a night hunt for sea turtle eggs.  She tells of the development of modern Edisto and its growth as a favorite vacation spot--a development in which "Edisto changes, but somehow remains the same."

 

174 pages. B/w photographs.

1986 (1955). Sandlapper.

ISBN 13: 978-0-87844-156-3/ ISBN 10:0-87844-156-5, $19.95 (Softcover)

 

 

 

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