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GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS
MR. HIGGINBOTHAM'S CATASTROPHE

"I tell the story as I heard it, mister," answered Dominicus. "I don't say that I saw the thing done. So I can't take my oath that he was murdered exactly in that way."
" But I can take mine," said the farmer, "that if Squire Higginbotham was murdered night before last, I drank a glass of bitters with his ghost this morning. Being a neighbor of mine, he called me into his store as I was riding by, and asked me to do a little business for him. He didn't seem to know any more about his own murder than I did."
"Why, then, it can't be a fact!" exclaimed Dominicus.
" I guess he'd have mentioned it, if it was," said the old farmer; and he removed his chair back to the corner, leaving Dominicus Pike quite down in the mouth.
The peddler had no heart to mingle in the conversation any more, but went to bed, where, all night long, he dreamed of hanging on the St. Michael's pear tree. To avoid the old farmer, Dominicus rose in the gray of the morning, put the little mare into the green cart, and trotted swiftly away toward Parker's Falls. The fresh breeze, the dewy road, and the pleasant summer dawn revived his spirits, and might have encouraged him to repeat the old story, had there been anybody awake to hear it. But he met neither ox-team, wagon, horseman, nor foot-traveler, till, just as he crossed Salmon River, a man came trudging down to the bridge with a bundle over his shoulder, on the end of a stick.
" Good morning, mister," said the peddler, reining in his mare. "If you come from himballton or that neighborhood, maybe you can tell me the real facts about this affair of old Mr. Higginbotham. Was the old fellow murdered two or three nights ago, by an Irishman and a negro?"
Dominicus had spoken in too great a hurry to observe, at first, that the stranger himself had a deep tinge of negro blood. On hearing this sudden question, the Ethiopian appeared

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