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The Rise of Roscoe Paine   By: (1870-1944)

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The Rise of Roscoe Paine by Joseph Crosby Lincoln is a captivating tale that takes readers on a journey through the small coastal town of Wellmouth. This book, set in the early twentieth century, masterfully weaves together elements of romance, mystery, and personal growth, making it a delightful read for all types of literature enthusiasts.

The protagonist of the story, Roscoe Paine, is a hardworking, ambitious young man who dreams of leaving his humble roots behind and achieving success against all odds. As the narrative unfolds, readers are drawn into Roscoe's world, witnessing his struggles, triumphs, and encounters with a colorful cast of characters. From eccentric townspeople and unexpected allies to unexpected love interests, the author's ability to create compelling and relatable characters adds a layer of depth to the story.

One of the strengths of this novel is Lincoln's skillful portrayal of the town itself. As readers explore Wellmouth alongside Roscoe, they are treated to vivid descriptions of the picturesque coastal landscape, the smell of sea salt in the air, and the vibrant atmosphere of a small community clinging to its traditions yet bracing for change. Lincoln's attention to detail creates an immersive reading experience, allowing readers to truly feel like they are part of the narrative.

Additionally, the author's use of dialogue lends authenticity and charm to the story. Conversations between characters are witty, engaging, and often peppered with humor, making for enjoyable and lighthearted moments throughout the book. This skillful use of dialogue further enhances the readers' connection to the characters and their experiences.

While The Rise of Roscoe Paine offers an engaging and compelling narrative, it also explores deeper themes such as the pursuit of dreams, the sacrifices required to achieve success, and the importance of personal integrity. Roscoe's journey serves as a reflection of the universal human experience, making it easy for readers to relate to his ambitions, doubts, and moments of self-discovery.

Overall, The Rise of Roscoe Paine is an enthralling novel that seamlessly combines various genres to create a rich and captivating story. Joseph Crosby Lincoln's ability to craft memorable characters, vivid settings, and thoughtful themes ensures that this book will leave a lasting impression on readers. Whether you are a fan of romance, mystery, or simply enjoy a well-written story, this book is certainly worth your time.

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By Joseph C. Lincoln


"I'm going up to the village," I told Dorinda, taking my cap from the hook behind the dining room door.

"What for?" asked Dorinda, pushing me to one side and reaching for the dust cloth, which also was behind the door.

"Oh, just for the walk," I answered, carelessly.

"Um hm," observed Dorinda.

"Um hm" is, I believe, good Scotch for "Yes." I have read that it is, somewhere in one of Barrie's yarns, I think. I had never been in Scotland, or much of anywhere else, except the city I was born in, and my college town, and Boston and Cape Cod. "Um hm" meant yes on the Cape, too, except when Dorinda said it; then it might mean almost anything. When Mother asked her to lower the window shade in the bed room she said "Um hm" and lowered it. And, five minutes later, when Lute came in, loaded to the guards with explanations as to why he had forgotten to clean the fish for dinner, she said it again. And the Equator and the North Pole are no nearer alike, so far as temperature is concerned, than those two "Um hms." And between them she had others, expressing all degrees from frigid to semi torrid.

Her "Um hm" this time was somewhere along the northern edge of Labrador.

"It's a good morning for a walk," I said.

"Um hm," repeated Dorinda, crossing over to Greenland, so to speak... Continue reading book >>

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