The Green Mountain Hero: Ethan Allen

January 6, 1776, 9:32 am
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By the time we got to England, my men and I were shells of what we had been before thanks to our wonderful sea captain. Luckily, the crown was starting to realize that if they treated American prisoners of war badly, the same fate could befall the numerous redcoat officers who were captured by the Americans. As a result, upon arriving in England I was treated extremely well. Instead of being brought to a prison, I was instead confined to a castle where I was fed breakfast and dinner from the lord’s table.

Being one of the few Americans in England, I became a tourist attraction in the port of Falmouth. People came from over fifty miles away to talk with me. I even had the pleasure of discussing philosophy and religion with two clergymen who were surprised at my knowledge of the Scriptures. LOL. I showed them. I actually know quite a bit about theology since my education with Reverend Lee was entirely of a religious nature. In fact, I know so much I’ve thought about writing a book on theology (I’ve even got a good idea for a title: Reason, the only oracle of man; or a compendious system of natural religion). Who knows? Maybe one day, some kid will write a report about me for a class in some Pennsylvania school and mention it.

Well, now I’m going to stop and go back to my other pastime while I’m here in England: playing the Age of Empires video game. That game is so awesome! I also watched a little Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and quite enjoyed it (I’ll say this for the British: they’re very humorous). However, the library ordered me to bring it back or pay a £0.50 fine (some nobleman up in Scotland ordered the movie and will be “very upset if he doesn’t get it”).


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