Five Years in Canada

Five Years in Canada

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...the wharf, directly under the Citadel. As soon as the gangway was across, several of us went on shore, and going up the steep hill into the lower town, climbed up on to the walls, from whence we had a splendid view of the river, the Heights of Abraham, the scene of Wolfe's great victory, and in the far distance the Falls of Montmorenci, after which we went over the Citadel, and recognised its impregnable defences. A short time before we were there a large portion of overhanging rock had fallen on to some cottages beneath, and had buried a great number of the inhabitants; they were still clearing away the debris, and continually finding bodies. After looking over the Citadel we had tea on board and walked up through the lower town to the upper town, more than a mile away; this is the quarter inhabited by the English, and contains some good buildings and shops. Having explored the town we made our way back to the ship, taking care in going through the low French quarter to keep a good look-out, for it is said to be a terrible place for thieves at night. On getting up next morning we found the hawsers being let go, and very soon we were off, passing the Dominion Line s.s. "Vancouver," which had just arrived, reporting terrible seas outside the river; indeed, she looked as though she had been knocked about, and we left her with anything but a nice prospect before us. There was a good deal of navigation on the river, which began to get very wide, but was still quite calm, and, it being Sunday, a service was held in the saloon. That night we had a good sleep, for we had a presentiment that our resting place might not be so steady for the next few nights. The next day was much colder and the ship began to pitch a little as...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808770
  • 9781236808776