Through the white and drifted snow.
Winters in 19th-century American and European literature tend to be a lot chillier than they are now. That’s because the planet was still in the grip of the so-called Little Ice Age that lasted roughly from 1550 to 1850. A Thanksgiving this snowy would be unusual in New England these days…though who knows what climate change will bring.
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