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Nantucket Fairy Tale
was inspired by the illustrations in 19th century novels. Many of these were first published as magazine serials. The portentous captions and cliff-hanging chapter-endings were meant to tempt readers into buying the next issue.

Here, events and their sequence are left up to the viewer—as is the identity of the main characters. Start anywhere. Make up a new ending. Use the guestbook to write your own story.

The Invitation

The Invitation

A heavenly fragrance...

A heavenly fragrance...

The pantry had changed

The pantry had changed

The Wisteria Tent

The Wisteria Tent

No amount of blinking helped.

No amount of blinking helped.

They stopped to confer

They stopped to confer

Pale in the dawn light

Pale in the dawn light

Dandelions!

Dandelions!

In their absence..

In their absence..

With a stairway, twining...

With a stairway, twining...

Could this be the tree?

Could this be the tree?

The welcoming chair

The welcoming chair

Sheeptree

Sheeptree