Captives Of Cupid; A Story Of Old Detroit

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byAnnetta Halliday Antona

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896. Excerpt: ... even in British Detroit hope clamored loudly for recognition, and the patroits, enclosed there as prisoners of war, though silent through necessity, watched, waited and trusted for the unknown future to remove the hated Union Jack and hoist once again the Stars and Stripes of freedom. Winter had come, a cold, snowy January at the beginning of 1813, and northern United States and Canada glittered with a deep, fleecy mantle of whiteness. Every pine and beech and hemlock was superbly crowned with the matchless purity of snow blossoms, and each nude tree, shivering against the cold, frosty sky, formed in its fringelike, gleaming drapery, a study for an artist. It was the season in Detroit for mirth and merry-making, these fierce winters, when the great marsh called Le Grand the scene of many sleighrides, and the long, one-story building at the marsh, called the Hotel, resounded to gay French chatter and music, while the fragrance of a good dinner and Arabian coffee passed out through the chinks in the logs to the entrance of the forest, where some stray halfstarved red man dilated his nostrils to the odorous whiff and called it wistfully " good medicine." But this year there was no feasting and light-hearted revelry in the City of the Straits, the memory of the massacre at the River Raisin was too recent, and the lamentations of mourning Kentucky found an echo in all American hearts. It was bitterly cold, most of the inhabitants of the small town were content to stay within doors beside heir blazing fireplaces, trusting that His Majesty's allies, the red men, would not conceive the idea of visiting the settlers that day, but a few stragglers, whom business or the want of it had impelled to be in town, congregated near the Catholic mission of St. Ann's, or thr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896. Excerpt: ... even in British Detroit hope clamored loudly for recognition, and the patroits, enclosed there as prisoners of war, though sil...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217821626

ISBN - 13:9780217821629

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