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Page 189 - God it ivill meet it. If my object was merely gain of money, I should say, think whether it is best to save what we can, and abandon the place ; but the -very idea is like a dagger to my heart.
Page 274 - From the foregoing statements, it appears that the fur trade must henceforward decline. The advanced state of geographical science shows that no new countries remain to be explored. In North America the animals are slowly decreasing, from the persevering efforts and the indiscriminate slaughter...
Page 204 - A bright fire was blazing at one end, near which sat the chief, about sixty years old. A large number of Indians, wrapped in buffalo robes, were squatted in rows, three deep, forming a semi-circle round three sides of the room. A single glance...
Page 205 - M'Kenzie's piece was within three feet of the speaker's heart. They cocked their rifles ; the click of the locks for a moment suffused the dark cheek of the savage, and there was a pause. They coolly, but promptly, advanced to the door ; the Indians fell back in awe, and suffered them to pass. The sun was just setting, as they emerged from this dangerous den.