Hornet’s Nest

A group of ‘boys’ give Cornwallis’ troops a rough time in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, as they rally to defend their families and homes. 25000 words.

Written by Reverend E. P. (Edward Payson) Roe (1838-1888) in 1886.

Also includes a short story, “A Christmas-Eve Suit.” Hedley Marstern is a would-be lawyer actively selecting a future wife, who has decidedly narrowed his selection to be either Carrie Mitchell or Lottie Waldo. 5900 words.

Transcribed by Jeffrey Merrow from the 1892 printing.

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