A Time to Harvest
Mr Birkhead's story
Mr Stanley Birkhead tells the following story:
There’s a big mound over at the base of Landin Mountain. Sometimes, when there ain’t no stars in the sky, a huge dog stands on it and howls. The dog’s as big as a bull and it’s got these glowing green eyes, and its howl is all-mournful like Some folk say pilgrims are buried in that mound, murdered by Wampanoag Indians for trying to teach them the ways of God, and the dog is the pilgrims’ guardian.
One time, I was walkin’ home from my friends house, he lives close by there ya see, an I’ll be damned if the thing didn’t jump out at me, all snarlin’ an such Well I straightaway made the sign of the cross and said the Lord’s prayer It gave up the ghost an disappeared I ain’t been bothered by it since, but others say they still hears it a howling sometimes.