The Gold-Bug

The Gold-Bug

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The Gold-Bug

The Gold-Bug

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[ Prize Story of the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper, June 21-28, 1843; 1845. Corrected by J. L. Graham copy .]

"What ho! what ho! this fellow is dancing mad! He hath been bitten by the Tarantula."

--All in the Wrong.

MANY years ago, I contracted an intimacy with a Mr. William Legrand. He was of an ancient Huguenot family, and had once been wealthy; but a series of misfortunes had reduced him to want. To avoid the mortification consequent upon his disasters, he left New Orleans, the city of his forefathers, and took up his residence at Sullivan's Island, near Charleston, South Carolina.

This Island is a very singular one. It con-

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