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Joshua Crimmins took to the platform, as he always had.
The attendees of the meeting shouted in unison “Sit Down, sit down, we have had enough of The Inn at Chateaugay and the words of Othello.”
Joshua surprised them by stating “What a glorious bridge has been built across the Chateaugay Chasm.” He then described how it almost floated high above the river and defined the structure while using his fingers, hands, and arms as points of clarification.
“Two trapezoids, one on each end, joined in the air by five upright rectangular boxes, the entire thing held together only by rivets and cables. The floor made of three inch thick hemlock planks. Each end barely meeting the chasm edges to the east and the west.”
They didn’t believe him until he unrolled a scroll with the rendering of the new bridge.
Giulliame Pineaux brought his nephew to the reunion. The others were convinced that both of them were a “little off.” And then the Pineaux’ duo proved them right with the following rendition.
Those at the reunion had enough of their silliness and asked Stanislaw Koscsiusko what he had been doing. Stanislaw said only that he had been scaring tourists at High Falls near the Barnesville road.
“That’s it?” asked Lieutenant MacAdam with an incredulous tone.
Koscsiusko replied “Well sometimes when I get tired of my shouting match with the falls I sing some songs from the old country.
“Sing one, sing one” the members all shouted.