”A SURPRISE PARTY
A surprise party in very surety. All our good neighbors from Mountain View and Bethel were there, greatly enjoying our surprise. A big fire roared in the fireplace, and the long dining table was loaded with everything good to eat.
Dinner over, all gathered in the sitting room, where, to our further surprise, we were presented with a beautiful silver ice-service by the Mountain View people, tendered with a touching address by Miss Belle Ware. Then another table laden with an exquisite gift tea-service from the Bay View friends, presented by Miss Sarah Boon, was carried into the room. …”
Memory Pictures, An Autobiography, by John Hyde Braly, 1912, page 131