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A History of New York

By Kickerbocker, Diedrich

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Title: A History of New York  
Author: Kickerbocker, Diedrich
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: Left his lodgings, some time since, and has not since been heard of, a small elderly gentleman, dressed in an old black coat and cocked hat, by the name of Knickerbocker. As there are some reasons for believing he is not entirely in his right mind, and as great anxiety is entertained about him, any information concerning him left either at the Columbian Hotel, Mulberry Street, or at the office of this paper, will be thankfully received. P. S. Printers of newspapers would be aiding the cause of humanity in giving an insertion to the above...

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Table of Contents: PAGE -- CHAP. II. Containing an account of a mighty Ark -- which floated, under the protection of St. Nicholas -- from Holland to Gibbet Island the descent of the -- strange Animals therefrom a great victory, and a -- description of the ancient village of Communipaw., Ill -- CHAP. III. In,which is set forth the true art of making -- a bargain together with the miraculous escape of a -- great Metropolis in a fog and the biography of certain -- heroes of Communipaw 119 -- CHAP. IV. How the heroes of Communipaw voyaged to -- Hell-gate, and how they were received there 128 -- CHAP. V. How the heroes of Communipaw returned -- somewhat wiser than they went and how the sage -- Oloffe dreamed a dream and the dream that he -- dreamed 141 -- CHAP. VI. Containing an attempt at etymology and -- of the founding of the great city of New Amsterdam 147 -- CHAP. VII. How the people of Pavonia migrated from -- Communipaw to the island of Manna-hata and how -- Oloffe the Dreamer proved himself a great land-speculator -- 150 -- CHAP. VIII. Of the founding and naming of the new -- city of the City Arms; and of the direful feud between -- Ten Breeches and Tough Breeches 154 -- CHAP. IX. How the city of New Amsterdam waxed -- great under the protection of St. Nicholas and the -- absence of laws and statutes how Oloffe the Dreamer -- begun to dream of an extension of Empire, and of -- the effect of his dreams, 161


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