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GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS
MR. HIGGINBOTHAM'S CATASTROPHE

Kimballton turnpike, about a quarter of a mile from the village of this name. A man on horseback trotted through the gate a few rods in advance of him, nodded to the tollgatherer, and kept on toward the village. Dominicus was acquainted with the toll-man, and while making change, the usual remarks on the weather passed between them.
" I suppose," said the peddler, throwing back his whiplash to bring it down like a feather on the mare's flank, "you have not seen anything of old Mr. Higginbotham within a day or two?"
" Yes," answered the toll-gatherer. "He passed the gate just before you drove up, and yonder he rides now, if you can see him through the dusk. The old man generally shakes hands and has a little chat with me; but tonight he nodded, as if to say, `Charge my toll,' and jogged on; for wherever he goes, he must always be home at eight o'clock."
The peddler strained his eyes through the twilight and could just discern the horseman now far ahead on the village road. He seemed to recognize the rear of Mr. Higgin
botham; but through the evening shadows and amid the dust from the horse's feet, the figure appeared dim, as if faintly molded of darkness and gray light. Dominicus shivered.
" Mr. Higginbotham has come back from the other world, by way of the Kimballton turnpike," thought he.
He shook the reins and rode forward, keeping about the same distance in the rear of the gray old shadow, till the latter was concealed by a bend of the road. On reaching this point, the peddler no longer saw the'man on horseback, but found himself at the head of the village street. On his left was a stone wall and a gate, the boundary of a wood-lot, beyond which lay an orchard, farther still a mowing-field, and last of all a house. These were the premises of Mr.

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