Excerpt from The House of Cariboo and Other Tales From Arcadia
Once more before reaching the haven Of the Archipelago, the water channels Of the great river are bidden to struggle with one an other, to fight for supremacy and swiftness, and demonstrate to the other creatures Of na ture the mighty forces hidden at other times beneath the tranquil surface of her smiling face. The rapids of the Sioux are now left behind and we come to that part Of the ma jestic river included in these sketches, which territorial lines have placed within the borders of our friendly Canadian ally, the Lake St. Francis. Beginning immediately after the sub siding Of the waters from their turbulent pas sage through the rapids Oi the Sioux, theriver spreads out till its confining banks are in places ten miles apart. There in this wide expanse stretching across toward the blue ir regular mountain line Of the Adirondacks, far to the southward, then eastward till the vis ion meets the water line, lie the islands grouped for beauty by nature's gardener, called by the writer the Arcadian Archipel ago.
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