The Canadian Brothers; Or, the Prophecy Fulfilled. a Tale of the Late American War

The Canadian Brothers; Or, the Prophecy Fulfilled. a Tale of the Late American War

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...expose him, and consequently repaid with usury--an hostility of feeling which, however, had never been brought to any practical issue. As a matter of course, Sampson was of the number of anxious persons collected on the bank of the river, on the morning of the capture of the American gun boat; but, as he was only then emerging from his first stage of intoxication, (which we have already shown to'_ be tantamount toperfect sobriety in any otherperson) there had been no time for a display of those uproarious qualities which characterized the last, and which, once let loose, scarcely even the presence of the General could have restrained. With an acuteness, however, which is often to be remarked in habitual dnmkards at moments when their intellect is unclouded by the confusedness to which they are more commonly subject, the hawk' eye of the old man had detected several particulars which had escaped the general attention, and of which he had, at a later period of the day, retained suflicient recollection, to connect with an accidental yet important discovery. At the moment when the prisoners were landed, he had remarked Desborough, who had uttered the hasty exclama. tion already recorded, stealing cautiously through the sur rounding crowd, and apparently endeavouring to arrest the attention of the younger of the American oflicers. An occasional pressing of the spur into the flank of Silvertail, enabled him to turn as the settler turned, and thus to keep him constantly in view; until, at length, as the latter approached the group of which General Brock and Commodore Barclay formed the centre, he observed him distinctly to make a sign of intelligence to the Militia Oflicer, whose eye he at length attracted, and who now bestowed upon him a...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786890
  • 9781236786890