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The Native American known as Wanakeena was asked to speak about his previous life.
Being a man of few words he spoke softly as he told about the history of his people; The Abenakis.
Hiram Watts had appointed himself to the position of Mystic Sexton at “Mission of the Transfiguration” near Blue Mountain Lake. So, as Sexton, he also had to give a short description of the mission to the tourists.
“What do you tell the tourists?” asked Lieutenant Preserved-Fish MacAdam.
“The Church of the Transfiguration is a historic Episcopal church located at Blue Mountain Lake in Hamilton County, New York. It is a small, one story, gable roofed structure with a central belfry at the west end. The building is constructed of barked spruce logs, mitered at the corners, and set upon a high foundation of random fieldstone. The church features Tiffany glass windows and a Meneely bell donated by Mrs. Levi P. Morton wife of future Vice-President under Benjamin Harrison.”
He continued on;
“It was designed by Manley N. Cutter and built by Thomas Wallace.”
Then he continued “It hasn’t changed much.”
“What is a Meneely Bell?” asked the Sargeant.
Hiram had the answer folded up in an old print of “Machine and Builder” magazine which he removed from his jacket.
And with Hiram’s little speech the reunion ended.
But the reunion was not the last time that the Chateaugay Platoon ever got together.