Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Perpetual Youth: A Birdseye View of a Court Yard Courtship

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Abstract

In this tongue-in-cheek travel pamphlet, narrated by A. Robin Redbreast, he describes how he and his wife leave their nest and fly South to stay the winter at the Hotel Ponce de Leon. During their stay, he has a bird's eye view of a budding relationship between two human snowbirds, Kathryn and Mr. Bellhaven, an Englishman. Despite the differences between bird and human courtship, he watches as slowly the two admit their feelings for one another - just before the season ends and the hotel closes.

Other notable local locations visited include the Plaza de la Constitucion, the Castillo de San Marcos, Trinity Church, and the Alcazar Hotel (Lightner Museum).

Identifier

SPECIAL PS3500 .R33 P6 1997

Access Rights

This item is part of Special Collections and is accessible by appointment-only.

Contributor

William Bengough, illustrator

Title

Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Perpetual Youth: A Birdseye View of a Court Yard Courtship

Publisher

1st edition:
[St. Augustine, FL]: Florida East Coast Hotel Company

Reprint:
[Palm Beach, FL]: Henry Morrison Flagler Museum Archives

Date

Format

Pamphlet, 10 unnumbered leaves

Language

English

Audience

Subject

Comedy or Humor
Romance
Short Stories, Vignettes, or Poetry

Coverage

Flagler Era

Accrual Method

Purchased

Bibliographic Citation

1st edition:
Redbreast, A. Robin. Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Perpetual Youth: Being a Birdseye View of a Court Yard Courtship. [St. Augustine, FL]: Florida East Coast Hotel Company, 1904.


Reprint edition:
Redbreast, A. Robin. Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Perpetual Youth: Being a Birdseye View of a Court Yard Courtship. [Palm Beach, FL]: Henry Morrison Flagler Museum Archives, 1997.

Citation

A. Robin Redbreast, “Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Perpetual Youth: A Birdseye View of a Court Yard Courtship,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 18, 2024, https://staugustinefiction.omeka.net/items/show/277.

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