University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts


Among the bits of history that may not find a place in the Chronicles of Notre Dame and are too good to be lost is the following: 'In the days of the Indians and uncleared forests a workman was sent into the woods to haul back a large oak tree that had been felled on the previous day. The trunk was so large that the tackle he made use of to fasten it on the wagon broke twice. In a fit of desperation he took off his cap and flung it on the ground exclaiming: "Confound the hogs that didn't eat you when you were an acorn."'

‹— Brother Aidan's Extracts —›