What else does the hermit want for his $100 a week?
The town derives its name from a hermit who lived here in the 7th and 8th centuries.
You are talking about the guy everyone in town calls the hermit - Russell Cade.
In 1095 Peter the Hermit preached the first crusade there.
The basis of this growth is partly the story-telling instinct innate in all men, which loves to heighten an effect, sharpen a point or increase a contrast - the instinct which breathes in Icelandic sagas like that of Burnt Njal; partly the instinct of idolization, if it may be so called, which leads to the perversion into impossible greatness of an approved character, and has created, in this instance, the legendary figures of Peter the Hermit and Godfrey of Bouillon (qq.v.); partly the religious impulse, which counted nothing wonderful in a holy war, and imported miraculous elements even into the sober pages of the Gesta.