AN ENGLISH THANKSGIVING DINNER
From the great novel “Adam Bede,” by George Elliot
Many Americans think they are the only people who hold a feast of “Thanks” each year after the are stored in the barns.
This is not so. People of the old countries have celebrated the end of the harvest season for many centuries before. Thus, when the pilgrims reached the shores of the American shores they brought their customs with them.
The story you are about to read will tell you so.
It is the story of a jolly English farmer, named Martin Poyser, and his household, ….