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  •  The story really took hold -- (2+ / 0-)
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    RunawayRose, Ahianne

    The story really tok hold on you, didn't it?  Have you thought about writing (fiction/non-fiction) about your involvement with this story?  And there a re genealogists/historians who would love to see that chapbook transcribed online.

    I'm new to dKos -- are we getting too far off into a personal discussion on this?

    •  If we were holding this discussion (1+ / 0-)
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      ..on an active thread, and sidetracking a discussion on another topic, we might be objected to as being disruptive. Since we're on a diary that generated limited interest and scrolled off the list quite a while ago, we're probably not bothering anyone. I don't think it's a problem.

      Yeah, the story grabbed me. As I mentioned, I was already familiar with the terrain as it exists now. I went and drove as much as I could of it, stoping and looking and listening as often as I could, to let the places sink into me as much as possible. I couldn't escape the modern world, of course; Iwas in or within sight of my car most of the time, on or near a road (not always paved - there was at least one in and out of the New River Gorge that I probably shouldn't have taken a small car on). There were moments when I was in remote enough places that I could face away from the road and see and hear nothing manmade; chilly drizzle under a gray sky, a little wind through autumn leaves and the wall of the gorge rising across the New. There were other times when I was fighting through city traffic, looking only for route numbers while I tried to find my next turn.

      No, I haven't thought about writing about what the story did to me. Like I said, I wrote a song.

      As for the chapbook, its title is Escape from Indian Captivity, ISBN 0-318-03613-4. It mostly consists of a transcription of a manuscript by John Ingles, a son of Mary Ingles born years after her return. It has been edited and some supplementary material written by a couple of descendants, Roberta Ingles Steele and Andrew Lewis Ingles. It appears to have been privately printed. I think I bought it from Trans-Alleghany Books in Charleston, WV.

      Who you gonna call?

      by Ahianne on Sun Nov 12, 2006 at 10:01:44 AM PST

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