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Mon Apr 03 04:36:25 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Mountain Moggy, by William H.
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Kingston Release Date: May 15, 2007 [EBook #21471] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MOUNTAIN MOGGY *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England Mountain Moggy; The Stoning of the Witch, by William H G Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ This is quite a short book, taking only 2.5 hours to read, yet it packs quite a punch. It is devoted to the theme of Forgiveness.
On a remote mountainside in Wales there dwells a broken-down old woman, whom the local children believe to be a witch.
As such she will live for ever, and cannot be hurt, so they amuse themselves by going to her hut, taunting her, and throwing stones at the hut.
One evening one of these stones knocks a burning stick from the fire, and sets fire to the old woman, but by chance a young midshipman who has lost his way, is nearby, helps her, and takes word to the village that she is badly hurt. The local clergyman had previously been a medical doctor, and rushes up to the hut to see what can be done.
One of the local women helps with Old Mountain Moggy as well.
Old Moggy shows true forgiveness to William, one of the Doctor’s sons, even though he had been one of the ringleaders in taunting her.
William is very much moved by this. Time goes on, and on his next leave the young midshipman brings one of his shipmates, Tom, to share his holiday with him.
Tom tells the story of how he had been brought up, and Mountain Moggy tells her story, as well. The story has a happy ending, after a fashion, l...





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