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Subject: Excerpt Of History
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 12:57:38 EDT
"Shortly after the War of 1812, John Chapman(Johnny Appleseed) stopped at the
Amariah Watson House in Washington Township, Ohio, walked in without
knocking, and accosted Mrs. Watson who, not recognizing him and being nervous from the
recent Indian scares, was quite frightened.
"Madam," the barefooted caller said, straightening up and assuming
considerable dignity, "God bless you, fear no evil, I am Johnny Appleseed."
Mr. Watson came in presently and asked why he went barefooted. "Sir," he
said, holding out a foot, " this one had been guilty of offense in treading
unmercifully upon one of God's dear creatures," a snake, " and as a corresponding
punishment I am now exposing it to the inclemency of the weather."