White Dawn; A Legend Of Ticonderoga

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byTheodora Agnes Peck

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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.1914 Excerpt: ... II FLAMELIGHT "TF Quebec was the head, Ticonderoga and Fort I St. Frederic were the mailed hands of the French power." Where two points of land ran out to meet each other, and, failing, left a slender waterway between them--the lake narrowed to the width of a river--Fort St. Frederic rose, frowning, from its headland. Built in 1731 by the Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor-General of Canada, named for Frederic Maurepas, the French Secretary of Foreign Affairs,--with the "saint" added for good measure--it had stood for a quarter of a century the southermost warder of France, the key to that lake so aptly named by her savage enemies, the Iroquois, "Can-i-a-de-ri Gua-run-te," "The Gate of the Country." To this wild lake-fortress on Pointe de la Couronne (Crown Point) had come Alan Stuart and his daughter in that fateful year "'46," which shattered the Jacobite hopes and sent so many Scottish exiles overseas to France. But to Alan Stuart, with a heavy price upon his head and a heavier weight upon his heart, France had seemed too near. He had been feverishly eager to put unnumbered miles of stormy sea between him and Scotland. Yet not even Quebec, remote upon its rock, nor Indian-threatened Hochelaga, had been far enough from the world of men to satisfy the Scotsman's hunted soul. It was in Fort St. Frederic--this final trysting-place of savagery and civilization--that Alan Stuart found a refuge fitted to his needs. Here he would encounter neither the Englishmen he hated nor the countrymen he feared. Beneath the golden lilies there was sanctuary. Memories of those days surged through Alan Stuart's mind with reawakened bitterness upon this sunny April afternoon as he and Philip Aubrey sat together near the stone wind-mill crowning the redoubt on Pointe de la Couro...

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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.1914 Excerpt: ... II FLAMELIGHT "TF Quebec was the head, Ticonderoga and Fort I St. Frederic were the mailed hands of the French power." Where two...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217147585

ISBN - 13:9780217147583

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