MILE AND A HALF
Growing up in a canal lock house was bad enough but having a school teacher step Mom was more than he could stand. Josh hatched a plan after reading Mark Twain’s book about a prince who wanted to see what the rest of the world was like. Josh’s adventure took him away from his lock house to unfamiliar places. Like the Prince in Twain’s story, he began to look at home in a completely different light. A historical tale for the young and the young at heart.
Some of the locks in my story have been ‘assigned’ different characteristics but they have helped present a ‘feel of the time.’ It has been a simple pleasure to ride the canals boats and hear only the quiet click of the mules. It was peaceful to walk the paths where the mules once walked a ‘Mile and a Half’ in an hour.
There is a canal museum in Easton, PA that is worthy of a trip to visit.
A book for children of all ages!