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The Great Stone Face

Hardback|Jan 2003
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Ernest grew up in the shadow of a mountain on which a stone face is visible, a face that embodies all that is good, noble and godly. Local legend says that one day, someone who resembles the face in every...


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Ernest grew up in the shadow of a mountain on which a stone face is visible, a face that embodies all that is good, noble and godly. Local legend says that one day, someone who resembles the face in every way will come, and Ernest eagerly awaits that day.
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Ernest squeezed his mother's hand and pointed to the mountains. oLook! he whispered. oThe Great Stone Face is coming to life! lt;br> His mother smiled down at her child and then looked up to the crest of the mountain. Indeed the rock formation high in the eastern ridge did appear alive, struck as it was by the rays of the sun. lt;br> and as she once again recounted the ancient legend of one who would someday arrive in the valley bearing the likeness of the Great Stone Face-a noble likeness of wisdom, grace, and virtue-Ernest knew in his heart that he would live to see it happen. lt;br> One spring when Ernest was no longer a boy, but yet not quite a man, a rumor went through the valley that the person from the legends had appeared at last . . .
-Publisher

Hawthorne's story of a single man's spiritual journey provides a thought provoking description of what it means to live a good life. Hawthorne's language has been updated for the modern reader, but his original humor and irony remain intact. The caricatures in this timeless tale hold true to form more than 150 years after the initial publication. Hawthorne tells the story of Ernest, a modest, hardworking citizen living near the Great Stone Face. Ernest's mother relates an old Indian fable about a great man who will be born in the valley and grow to look like the Great Stone Face. Ernest searches for this man--learning about human nature along the way.Hawthorne's short story (featuring the Old Man of the Mountain) is illustrated using vintage New Hampshire postcards. These varied and colorful impressions take us back to the natural beauty of an earlier time, reminding us that it is we who are the caretakers of our natural world.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) is one of America's greatest writers. His classic novels i) is one of America's greatest writers. His classic novels include The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables,nclude The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables, both in the dark romanticism genre, with moral messages and both in the dark romanticism genre, with moral messages and a Puritan influence. He also wrote short stories and non-fi a Puritan influence. He also wrote short stories and non-fiC

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