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Puts in sharp relief how quickly we have gone from being a nation of rugged outdoorsman and survivors to whatever it is we are now. Very glad I read this Read full review
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Page 92 - It appears, from information subsequently derived from other sources, that Mr. Thompson had pushed on his course with great haste, calling at all the Indian villages in his march, presenting them with British flags, and even planting them at the forks of the rivers, proclaiming formally that he took possession of the country in the name of the king of Great Britain for the North-west Company.
Page 28 - ... tongues, and beavers' tails ; and various luxuries from Montreal, all served up by experienced cooks brought for the purpose. There was no stint of generous wine, for it was a harddrinking period, a time of loyal toasts, and bacchanalian songs, and brimming bumpers. While...
Page 196 - In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
Page 468 - ... inches from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail. The body is from ten to twelve inches long.
Page 31 - He began his career, of course, on the narrowest scale ; but he brought to the task a persevering industry, rigid economy, and strict integrity. To these were added an aspiring spirit that always looked upward ; a genius bold, fertile, and expansive ; a sagacity quick to grasp and convert every circumstance to its advantage, and a singular and never wavering confidence of signal success...
Page 412 - The chief pointed to the vacant side of the room opposite to the door, and motioned for them to take their seats. They complied. A dead pause ensued. The grim warriors around sat like statues ; each muffied in his robe, with his fierce eyes bent on the intruders.
Page 20 - Indiaman and pirates are wont to do ; for they lavish, eat, drink, and play all away as long as the goods hold out ; and when these are gone, they even sell their embroidery, their lace, and their clothes. This done, they are forced upon a new voyage for subsistence.