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GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS
MR. HIGGINBOTHAM'S CATASTROPHE

to change his skin, its yellow hue becoming a ghastly white, while, shaking and stammering, he thus replied :
" No! no! There was no colored man ! It was an Irishman that hanged him last night, at eight o'clock. I came away at seven! His folks can't have looked for him yet."
Scarcely had the yellow man spoken, when he interrupted himself, and though he seemed weary enough before, continued his journey at a pace which would have kept the peddler's mare on a smart trot. Dolninicus stared after him in great perplexity. If Mr. Higginbotham's corpse were not yet discovered by his own family, how came the mulatto, at about thirty miles distance, to know that he was hanging in the orchard, especially as he had left Kimballton before the unfortunate man was hanged at all?
With these meditations Dominicus Pike drove into the street of Parker's Falls, which, as everybody knows, is as thriving a village as three cotton-factories can make it. The machinery was not in motion, and but few of the shop doors were unbarred, when he alighted in the stable yard of the tavern and made it his first business to order the mare four quarts of oats. His second duty, of course, was to impart Mr. Higginbotham's catastrophe to the hostler. He deemed it advisable, however, not to be too positive as to the date of the fact. Neither did he relate it on his own authority but mentioned it as a report.
Tlie story ran through the town like fire and became so much the talk that nobody could.tell whence it had ari.ginated. Mr. Higginbotham was as well known at Parker's Falls as any citizen of the place, being part owner of the cotton-factories. Such was the excitement that the Parker's Falls Gazette anticipated its regular day of publication and came out with a column headed HORRID MURDER OF MR. HIGGINBOTHAM! Among other dreadful details, the printed

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