Carole Browne brought her three children by canoe to a cabin home off the Susquehanna River in the late 1600s. A raiding party of Iroquois warriors swept across the clearing, brained her youngest daughter and took her and her oldest daughter back through the woods to head upriver to a Seneca town. Talcott Taylor, a solitary hunter, ambushed the raiding party at the river, got Carole free, but her daughter, Rachel, was gone. Talcott promised Carole he would go bring Rachel home. He joined a Dutch party headed from to Fort Orange. The party was headed by Jacob Steen, In the large canoe was Paul Joffre, a Jesuit priest and Brenda Monday, a woman determined to join a French general in Montreal. Jacob Steen counted on Talcott to get him back down the Hudson. Carole Browne counted on him to get her daughter back home. Brenda Monday counted on him to get her off the platform the Iroquois had bound her to with fires burning. He picked up his long rifle and believed he could get it all done.
- Paperback | 247 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.75mm | 435.45g
- 06 Sep 2010
- London, United Kingdom