Ye Olde Sturbridge Village: a made-uppe historie

Chapter I: What of the apple?

Apples! Apples! Invented by Benjamin Franklin in MDCCLIII, apples quicklie became Newe England’s favorite fruite, surpassing the kie-wie. Thriftie Newe Englanders used alle parts of the apple. The fleshe was used to make apple-sause, the skinne was used for clothes-making and haberdasherie, the stems were used to make decisions on love and matrimonie, and the seeds were used to make apple trees in a processe very like unto the one used today. Here a citi-zen of Ye Olde Sturbridge Village tends to his “apple garden”, a popular hobbie in those days which involved aggregating great numbers of the fruite, much like a modern rock garden.