HOUSE BY THE SEA by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift
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This story by the author of Little Black Nose, is not a book for every child, but for the child who appreciates subtlety in atmosphere and story. The story is told from the viewpoint of a house, built in Long Island by a pirate, with secret passages and hidden treasure and all the adjuncts of mystery. The history of the house -- from the days of its building for the pirate's lovely lady and child, through Colonial days, the Nathan Hale episode of the Revolution, the desecration of the 19th century -- and its final restoration by a modern American architect who knew its beauty and who shared his love for it with his wife and child. An enchanting book, for the discriminating young reader.

Pub Date: Sept. 22nd, 1938
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace