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Beyond the Frontier A Romance of Early Days in the Middle West   By: (1858-1923)

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BEYOND THE FRONTIER

[Illustration: "You kiss me! Try it, Monsieur, if you doubt how my race repays insult". Page 80. Beyond the Frontier.]

BEYOND THE FRONTIER

A Romance of Early Days in the Middle West

By RANDALL PARRISH

Author of

"When Wilderness was King," "The Maid of the Forest," Etc.

With Frontispiece

By THE KINNEYS

A. L. BURT COMPANY

Publishers New York

Published by Arrangements with A. C. McCLURG & Co.

Copyright

A. C. McClurg & Co.

1915

Published October, 1915

Copyrighted in Great Britain

W. F. HALL PRINTING COMPANY, CHICAGO

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I At the Home of Hugo Chevet 1 II The Choice of a Husband 16 III I Appeal for Aid 28 IV In the Palace of the Intendant 45 V The Order of La Barre 61 VI The Wife of Francois Cassion 76 VII The Two Men Meet 87 VIII I Defy Cassion 101 IX The Flames of Jealousy 115 X We Attain the Ottawa 126 XI I Gain Speech With De Artigny 136 XII On the Summit of the Bluff 148 XIII We Reach the Lake 158 XIV At St. Ignace 170 XV The Murder of Chevet 181 XVI My Pledge Saves De Artigny 192 XVII The Break of Storm 200 XVIII Alone With De Artigny 211 XIX We Exchange Confidences 223 XX I Choose My Duty 234 XXI We Decide Our Course 244 XXII We Meet With Danger 254 XXIII The Words of Love 267 XXIV We Attack the Savages 278 XXV Within the Fort 289 XXVI In De Baugis' Quarters 299 XXVII I Send for De Tonty 309 XXVIII The Court Martial 319 XXIX Condemned 330 XXX I Choose My Future 341 XXXI We Reach the River 350 XXXII We Meet Surprise 361 XXXIII Warriors of the Illini 371 XXXIV We Wait in Ambush 380 XXXV The Charge of the Illini 390 XXXVI The Clearing of Mystery 399

BEYOND THE FRONTIER

CHAPTER I

AT THE HOME OF HUGO CHEVET

It was early autumn, for the clusters of grapes above me were already purple, and the forest leaves were tinged with red. And yet the air was soft, and the golden bars of sun flickered down on the work in my lap through the laced branches of the trellis. The work was but a pretense, for I had fled the house to escape the voice of Monsieur Cassion who was still urging my uncle to accompany him on his journey into the wilderness. They sat in the great room before the fireplace, drinking, and I had heard enough already to tell me there was treachery on foot against the Sieur de la Salle. To be sure it was nothing to me, a girl knowing naught of such intrigue, yet I had not forgotten the day, three years before, when this La Salle, with others of his company, had halted before the Ursuline convent, and the sisters bade them welcome for the night... Continue reading book >>




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