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Welcome to Week 200!

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.




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Margaret Jones also puts in an account in Reverend John Hale's 1697 account A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft, published in Boston in 1702. Hale was a minister in Beverly whose wife was accused during a Salem picnic. A Modest Enquiry was his attempt to look at the nature of witchcraft in North America. He mistakenly cites Jones as the first person executed for witchcraft in New England; there is evidence that one Alice /young was executed in Windsor, Connecticut, in 1647, though very little record of her survives.











**No compensation was received for posting. This is a meme post. 

Comments

  1. Fascinating and timely too -- with Halloween coming up soon.

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  2. Gah! A bit too dark for my taste, but I do hope you enjoy it! Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend Freda :)

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  3. I have this but haven't read it yet.

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  4. Scary stuff being judged and accused, then put to death. Cover art goes well with the Halloween theme, for sure. So sorry to hear of the terrorist attack in Canada, Freda. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks Diana! The fallen Argyle is from my city. He actually lived 5 minutes drive from me. So sad and senseless.

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  5. This sounds like an interesting book.

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Aah I just read and reviewed a book on Salem and the witch trials and Hale's book was really big in it! I hope you're enjoying this one! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a good weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  7. This is definitely the season for witches! Enjoy....

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  8. It's the time of year for these books, eh? There's always a great selection of books on this meme! :O)

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  9. Week 200?! Yikes! That's great. And what a great selection for this week. Very creepy and appropriate for Halloween!

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  10. Now this book sounds very interesting!!!

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  11. Fun cover and Halloween book

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  12. I love the look of this book. Penguin Classics are always so well designed.

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  13. This book sounds like a good selection for this month. Thanks for linking me up. I made my posting from work so didn't have time to do all the extra stuff. My Friday Quotes

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  14. I love witches and this is a great book for the month of October. Have a super Sunday, Freda.
    sherry @ Friday Memes - Freeblood by Marny Copal

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  15. My kids books don't go up to 56 pages...

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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