Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory

Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory

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Excerpt: ... not more than a stone-cast across. I made a second effort with better success. The Indians raised a shout of triumph; the men hallooed, "Le voila! le voila! Je le vois! Je le vois a l'autre bord! Embarquez! embarquez!" A few minutes more, and I found myself restored to at best a prolonged life of misery and exile. Let it not be inferred from this expression that I felt ungrateful for my deliverance; on the contrary, my escape from a death so lingering and terrible made a deep impression upon my mind. I afterwards gave a holiday to my men in remembrance of it, and made them all happy for one day. Footnote 13: (return) There are three different kinds of these tormenting insects, viz. the mosquito, the black-fly, and the gnatshow more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236728955
  • 9781236728951