John Canada; Or, New France

John Canada; Or, New France

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 188? edition. Excerpt: ...from the beak of some passing bird. But the journey might be a long one and these precious beads must be sparingly used. The way lay under great trees and the Indians seemed to have no intention of encamping for a few day s of rest. When they wanted food, one of their number would take his bow and arrows and soon return bowed down beneath the weight of a buck. A fire of dry wood, which emits but little smoke, was lighted, the meat was broiled, and after the repast all the fragments were carefully gathered up and then the march was continued. Notwithstanding the fatigue of the long journey, Tanguy and Halgan improved in strength, and their wounds gradually healed. But as they travelled on and the distance which separated them from Montreal increased, the hopes which they had at first cherished grew weaker and weaker. With all Patira's intelligence and devotion, what could he do for Tanguy if the Indians took him away to some village buried in the depths of the forest? For eight days the troop marched on in this way, and for eight nights in his dreams the Marquis of Coetquen beheld John Canada's house in flames, and saw all the horrible pictures of the siege of his own dwelling. At the end of that time the Indians halted in a glade of the forest remarkable for its ancient and immense trees. Four Hurons advanced towards the oldest which were hollowed by age and retained life only in their highest branches. From the great hollow trunks of these trees the Indians drew forth four bark canoes and placed them on their heads and then the whole band left the forest and came down to the bank of the river. Evidently any one who might endeavour to follow and to rescue the prisoners would here lose all trace of them. As Tanguy got into the canoe he sacrificed...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675916
  • 9781236675910