Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Mr. Higginbotham’s Catastrophe
Dominicus Pike can sure tell a story. And every day at every stop along his sales route he captivates listeners when he passes on the important news of the day. When Dominicus hears about a catastrophe that befalls the beloved and esteemed Mr. Higgenbotham, he relays that startling news immediately. But something doesn’t add up with his account when the details of the catastrophe emerge.
Was Dominicus relaying news or was he telling a tale? Find out when you read Nathanial Hawthorne’s most charming story, with its many charms magnified via fabulous pen and ink drawings by Marc Johnson-Pencook.