The Notary Of Grand Pré; A Historic Tale Of Acadia

Paperback | July 5, 2012

byArthur James Mcleod

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. In the sunny land of France on the seventeenth day of April, 1756, and early in the morning of that day, a French vessel from a far-away and foreign land droped anchor in the harbor of the port of La Rochelle. Among the first to go ashore was a tall, sternlooking man who at once took his way alone, along a narrow road that wound among small fields and shreds of old forests. The morning sun freshened the green of the just unfolded foliage of shrubs and trees, and glistened from dewy grass and flowers. The beauties of Nature soothed the man into indolence, and stretching himself upon the clean turf of a rocky hillside he let the mist-laden sunrays fall upon his tanned and salt-sea-hardened face. Above him was the bright cloudless sky; around him were beautiful flowers and warbling birds and grazing cattle. Giving himself up to thoughts born of impulse from inanimate things, he fell asleep. Soon the hum of human voices broke upon his ear and roused him from pleasing dreams. In the direction of the discordant noises he saw on the road near him, small groups of men hurrying along towards the business part of the city. It was about half-past nine o'clock, and he noticed at once that the men were clearly not of the working classes. This fact drew his attention, and joining the brisk pedestrians, he soon learned from overheard conversations that the County Assize was being held in the city, that an important criminal trial was to be that day commenced, and that they were all going to witness it. The Court House was soon reached. It was a dingy-looking gray-stone building that depressed the spirits to look at, and seemed to exude misery from its crime-soaked walls. By ten o'clock every seat in the great dreary inside space was filled, and...

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. In the sunny land of France on the seventeenth day of April, 1756, and early in the morning of that day, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217360661

ISBN - 13:9780217360661

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