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Outer Banks Mysteries and Seaside Stories - 9. The Jobellflower & 10. Rodanthe's Drum of Old Christmas Summary & Analysis

Charles Harry Whedbee
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9. The Jobellflower & 10. Rodanthe's Drum of Old Christmas Summary

Way back in the days when the Outer Banks are largely uninhabited except by fishermen, there is a married couple named Joe and Josephine Bell who like to spend their vacations traveling up and down the banks. They usually stay in the homes of the locals, who appreciate the visits, as well as Josephine's midwife skills. One winter, Josephine gets sick and dies, but she asks Joe to keep traveling their route, visiting people. One day, Joe finds a clump of beautiful yellow-orange flowers growing in Josephine's garden, and he imagines that they are her gift to the people of the coast. Joe digs up the flowers, and travels up and down the coast, planting flowers everywhere. To this day, "Jobellflowers" cover the area. They are named after both Joe and Jo Bell.

In 1746, there...

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