“What happened after the dinner, Major?” asked Father. “Were there speeches and such?”
“There were many speeches,” answered Weeks. “And there were also two songs written for the occasion. One of ’em referred to New Hampshire as the ‘Granite State’. I have never heard it called such a thing before.”
“Well, heaven knows, it is an accurate description: any farmer or well-digger will tell you the whole state has granite underpinnings!” Father said.
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