Spinning stories of her home town Mrs. Fisher recalls local tales, history, place sayings and phrases that have passed into Arlington's speech and emphasizes the common, human touch of these episodes summoned from the past. Combining her own with others' memories there are anecdotes of the devil, of Ethan Allen, of troubles with the British and New York State, of mysteries that have an answer years later, of Booker T. Washington's inspiration to get his schooling, of Christmas, of Victorian ways, of small town doings and changings, of taxes and schools and town meetings, and other rooted incidentalia. These enduring fragments have more than just a geographic link for their stuff is made up of comments on living, turns of teaching and observation, and manwide application. Some appeared in the local historical society's small edition and are here reprinted and added to for a wider audience. The introduction would indicate that this is the first of a series of such books.