Collected Works of Ingersoll Lockwood: Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and his Wonderful Dog Bulger, Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground (Paperback)

Collected Works of Ingersoll Lockwood: Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and his Wonderful Dog Bulger, Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Cover Image
$19.15
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
(This item cannot be returned.)

Description


As doubting Thomases seem to take particular pleasure in popping up on all occasions, Jack-in-the-Box-like, it may be well to head them off in this particular instance by proving that Baron Trump was a real baron, and not a mere baron of the mind. The family was originally French Huguenot-De la Trompe-which, upon the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, took refuge in Holland, where its head assumed the name of Van der Troomp, just as many other of the French Protestants rendered their names into Dutch. Some years later, upon the invitation of the Elector of Brandenburg, Niklas Van der Troomp became a subject of that prince, and purchased a large estate in the province of Pomerania, again changing his name, this time to Von Troomp.

The "Little Baron," so called from his diminutive stature, was born some time in the latter part of the seventeenth century. He was the last of his race in the direct line, although cousins of his are to-day well-known Pomeranian gentry. He began his travels at an incredibly early age, and filled his castle with such strange objects picked up here and there in the far away corners of the world, that the simple-minded peasantry came to look upon him as half bigwig and half magician-hence the vigrowth of the many myths and fanciful stories concerning this indefatigable globe-trotter. The date of his death cannot be fixed with any certainty; but this much may be said: Among the portraits of Pomeranian notables hanging in the Rathhaus at Stettin, there is one picturing a man of low stature, and with a head much too large for his body. He is dressed in some outlandish costume, and holds in his left hand a grotesque image in ivory, most elaborately carved. The broad face is full of intelligence, and the large gray eyes are lighted up with a good-natured but quizzical look that invariably attracts attention. The man's right hand rests upon the back of a dog sitting on a table and looking straight out with an air of dignity that shows that he knew he was sitting for his portrait.

If a visitor asks the guide who this man is, he always gets for answer: -

"Oh, that's the Little Baron "

But little Baron who, that's the question?

Why may it not be the famous Wilhelm Heinrich Sebastian von Troomp, commonly called "Little Baron Trump," and his wonderful dog Bulger?

- Taken from "Collected Works of Ingersoll Lockwood: Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and his Wonderful Dog Bulger, Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey, 1900 Or The Last President" written by Ingersoll Lockwood.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798672953281
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: August 6th, 2020
Pages: 342
Language: English