The Story of the Great Lakes (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1909 - Great Lakes - 398 pages
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Page 53 - Ontario and Erie, there is a vast and prodigious Cadence of Water, which falls down after a surprising and astonishing manner, insomuch that the Universe does not afford its parallel.
Page 187 - We have met the enemy and they are ours; two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.
Page 139 - In consequence of this information, I went to the commandant, and expostulated with him a little, representing that the Indians might possibly have some sinister end in view ; but the commandant only smiled at my suspicions.
Page 148 - Johnson,' said the spirit (and after the spirit, the priest), ' Sir William Johnson will fill their canoes with presents: with blankets, kettles, guns, gunpowder, and shot, and large barrels of rum, such as the stoutest of the Indians will not be able to lift; and every man will return in safety to his family.
Page 140 - I did not go myself to see the match which was now to be played without the fort, because there being a canoe prepared to depart on the following day for Montreal I employed myself in writing letters to my friends; and even when a fellow trader, Mr. Tracy, happened to call upon me, saying that another canoe had just arrived from Detroit, and proposing that I should go with him to the beach to inquire the news, it so happened that I still remained to finish my letters, promising to follow Mr.
Page 399 - ... down to the present time when they play so important a part in the industrial progress of the Middle West. This book tells the story of these great inland waterways, with special reference to those picturesque aspects of history which interest the general reader.
Page 310 - I shall have my hands full. He is the strong man of his party full of wit, facts, dates, and the best stump-speaker, with his droll ways and dry jokes, in the West. He is as honest as he is shrewd ; and if I beat him, my victory will be hardly won.
Page 400 - Forty-seven stories illustrating the heroism of those brave Americans who fought on the losing side in the Civil War. Humor and pathos are found side by side in these pages which bear evidence of absolute truth.
Page 43 - ... Royal Banners forward go The Cross shines forth in mystic glow; Where He in Flesh, our Flesh Who made, Our sentence bore, our ransom paid.
Page 141 - This was a moment for despair; but, the next, a Pani woman, a slave of M. Langlade's, beckoned to me to follow her. She brought me to a door, which she opened, desiring me to enter, and telling me that it led to the garret, where I must go and conceal myself. I joyfully obeyed her directions; and she, having followed me up to the garret door, locked it after me, and with great presence of mind took away the key.

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