The 'Headers In Life & Legend
by Russell W. Knight
The False-Hearted Don Juan
|The story is as old as the gnarled and storm-rent
crags supporting Marblehead's ancient bastion atop Gales Head.
It is also a story much favored by one Old Timer who thinks it
both amusing and meaningful.
As he recalls, the villain, a false-hearted Don Juan, was a Fort Beacher-a gay blade who for no apparent reason jilted the most popular young lady in town and immediately married a feather-brained beauty. For this, he was reviled, castigated, socially ostracized and abandoned by his fellow philanderers.
Ere long, however, the divinity that shapes the lives of all pure-minded Marbleheaders gave him his comeuppance:
His wife inveigled him to move to Lynn ... of all places! Lynn!