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|Epilogue to the "Tragedy" of Crystal
The sun has set, and o'er the quiet lake
His light still lingers, reluctant to depart.
The darkening hills draw close, and over all
Peace reigns, but discontent still fills my heart.
But as I stand alone upon the shore
Peace also comes to me - I seem to hear
A voice amongst the murmur of the waves
Saying. "Be still and know that God is near."
And so, O lovely lake, you gave to me
A message straight from God. And I still take
That message with me as I wander far.
And hope once more to see you, Crystal Lake.
-- Walter F. Case, February 4, 1895 - March 6, 1923
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F. Case He was the son of William L. Case, his son, Leonard L. Case, was a
lumberman (Timber Products Manufacturing Co. in Beulah) and a stringer correspondent
for the Benzie Co. Advisor (The Crystal Gazer). W. L. Case was the man who so masterfully
told the authentic story of the lowering of Crystal Lake. For many years, it was
his desire to establish, for all times, the level of Crystal Lake as it was in 1873.