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Subject: Excerpt Of History
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2004 17:21:25 EDT
Nov. 26, 1860 Nova Scotian Newspaper
"Correspondent relates the following..............
He says that one night last spring he had a peculiar dream, repeated several
times during the night, of digging up of a large quantity of money at a
certain locality called Tinker Point. On visiting the spot in the morning, he was
so impressed with the accuracy with which the locality had been described in
his dream, that he resolved to test the truth of the nocturnal revelation
still further, and, furnishing himself with pick and spade, commenced digging.
He said, " After working for a time, and almost to give it up for a bad job.
my spade struck upon some wooden substance which proved to be a coffin, in
which was the remains of a human body, of extraordinary length and size,
measuring 8 foot 6 inches, which apparently has been buried some years ago. There
was no appearance of flesh or clothing, and when the coffin was opened there
was no difficulty in discerning the outlines of a huge well developed body, but
immediately after the air coming in contact with it, the body seemed to
dissolve leaving nothing but the immense skeleton and a quantity of dust. In the
coffin was found some old rusted implements of warfare. In a small earthen
ware vessel singularly sealed, I found an old manuscript written on parchment
in some foreign language, but not being able to decipher or translate the
contents of the same. I some time ago deposited it with Mr. End of this place,
but having not since had any conversation with the gentleman on the subject.
The skeleton I have conveyed to Dr. Nicholson's office, where the curious
have an opportunity of feasting their eyes on this giant."