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7 April 1996

Old Man Hamilton's Legacy

Neighborhood children gleefully keep alive a grim local legend. They assert with varying degrees of conviction that before old man Hamilton moved to Spretly he sealed the notorious little Jimmy Spring inside his house and left him to suffocate. (In fact, the Springs moved unannounced to Peghildens to elude bill collectors.)

I like the apocryphal tale; it keeps the little miscreants on their toes.

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