By Jr. Louis D. Rubin
Rubin's wide-eyed narrator takes readers on tours to Adger's Wharf, the Battery, Union Terminal, the department stores of King road, the Majestic Theater, the school of Charleston, and different recognizable landmarks. With younger glee he watches the barges and shrimp trawlers alongside the waterfront, rides streetcars down Rutledge road and trains to Savannah and Richmond, paddles the Ashley River in a leaky do-it-yourself boat, pitches left-handed for the youngest workforce within the Twilight Baseball League, ponders the curious chanting coming from the Jewish group middle, and catches magical glimpses of the Morris Island lighthouse from atop the Folly seashore Ferris wheel. His fascination with the gas-electric Boll Weevil educate epitomizes his appreciation for the liberty of move among the worlds of Uptown and Downtown.
The assortment ends with a homecoming to Charleston by way of our narrator, then a tender guy in his early twenties, as his inbound teach is greeted by way of accepted vistas in addition to via perspectives he had by no means encountered prior to. this can be the town Rubin known as domestic, the place there have been consistently marvelous discoveries to be discovered, either within the burgeoning newness of Uptown and the storied legacies of outdated Downtown.
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