The cognomen of crane was not inapplicable to his person. He was tall but exceedingly lank with narrow shoulders long arms and legs that dangle a mile out of his sleeves.
Nay, his busy fancy already realized his hopes, and presented to him the blooming Katrina, with a hole family of children, mounted on the top of a wagon loaded with household trumpery.
She was a blooming lass of fresh eighteen, plump as a partridge ripe and melting and rosy cheeked not merely for her beauty but her vast exectations
Then as he wended his way by swamp and stream and awful woodland to the farm house where he happened to be quartered every sound of nature at that witching hour fluttered his excited imagination
He was broad shouldered and double jointed with short curly black hair and a bluff but not unpleasant countenance. from his herculean frame and great powers of limb.
Fearful pleasure was to pass long winter evenings with the old dutch wives as they sat spinning by the fire with a row of apples listen to to their marvelous tales of ghosts and goblins and haunted fields.