This story of affection and valor is woven round an episode of foreign background, the 5th siege of Quebec by means of the Continental troops, less than basic Richard Montgomery, through the warfare of the yankee Revolution. No occasion chronicled within the annals of the Republic or of the kingdom surpasses it in romantic curiosity and picturesqueness of element; and for bold, braveness and patience of worry, few adventures equivalent that midwinter assault on what was once then an impregnable stronghold.
The swords forming the canopy layout of this quantity are reproductions of 2 of the same guns which figured in that awesome attack. the single at the left used to be carried through Sir man Carleton, the commander of the Canadian forces, the opposite through an officer less than Colonel Benedict Arnold's command. because the rusty and trusty outdated blades now lie peacefully aspect through part within the picture-gallery of the Château de Ramezay, in Montreal, we are hoping that when a century of peace, the get together might by no means come up while the 2 countries they symbolize will back pass swords.
WHICH SHALL IT BE?
A BLOOD-STAINED MESSENGER
MARCH HE WILL!
THE CURÉ OF LORETTE
ALARM BELLS RING
DISCRETION the higher a part of VALOR
SHIPS IN BATTLE
DO OR DIE!
A MOURNFUL DINNER PARTY
A GALLANT SIGHT
WHO SHALL WIN?
THE sour END
JOY-BELLS AND BONFIRES
An excerpt from the start of the 1st chapter:
WHICH SHALL IT BE?
"'Tis yet a dreary month at top! i like now not bleak November," exclaimed candy Phyllis Davenant, as she became from the window with its uninviting outlook, and drew close to the hearthstone, the room vibrant within the hot coloring of waxed flooring, rafter and firelit pane.
On that night within the yr of grace 1775 the skies hung sullen and gray over the little walled city of Montreal, mendacity 'twixt mountain and river. The mellow Indian summer season, with its beauty of golden sunshine and crimsoning woods, have been short, the Canadian autumn environment in previous to traditional. The bushes have been already naked, and sharp gusts of wind drove the fallen leaves into withered tons at the brick sidewalks and cobble-stone pavements of the slim streets, which the outdated winding trails of the pink guy alongside the shore.
Drawing a chair towards the sparkling maple logs, earlier than which her mom sat, it seems that absorbed in a few disquieting educate of suggestion, the lady, throwing off her non permanent melancholy, stated, as she seated herself contentedly in the circle of sunshine and warmth:
"Of a fact the fireplace cheer turns out such a lot thankful while 'tis so sit back and forbidding with no. Thérèse avows that the tough winds on any such day as this paintings woeful havoc together with her complexion, upon which she bestows such care, so she, too, in all probability is preserving with reference to the château chimney-corner."
Seeking to divert their minds and holiday her mother's brooding silence, she pleaded persuasively:
"Let me draw your chair nearer, mom. take a seat right here beside me and seek advice from me of our pricey England. i've got yet dim thoughts of it, yet there's something within the twilight hour that ever brings it to my brain, although i used to be yet a baby once we set sail to come back hither to America."
"Alack! we're distant from it to-night, and with yet scant sure bet of seeing its beaches for plenty of an afternoon to come," sighed the gently-born English girl, whose soldier-husband was once doing army responsibility within the Canadian colony, which yet many years sooner than were wrested from the French. As she gazed dreamily on the crackling logs, Phyllis delivered to her toes and laid her golden head in her mother's lap.
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