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The Haunted Quack

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Title: The Haunted Quack  
Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: In the summer of 18 ,I made an excursion to Niagara. At Schenectady, finding the roads nearly impassable, I took passage in a canal?boat for Utica. The weather was dull and lowering. There were but few passengers on board; and of those few, none were sufficiently inviting in appearance to induce me to make any overtures to a travelling acquaintance. A stupid answer, or a surly monosyllable, were all that I got in return for the few simple questions I hazarded. An occasional drizzling rain, and the wet and slippery condition of the tow?path, along which the lazy beasts that dragged the vessel travelled, rendered it impossible to vary the monotony of the scene by walking. I had neglected to provide myself with books, and as we crept along at the dull rate of four miles per hour, I soon felt the foul fiend Ennui coming upon me with all her horrors.

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