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[Illustration: ANDY HELPS THE INDIAN SQUAW TO CONSTRUCT THE WIGWAM. Page 225.]

CEDAR CREEK

FROM THE SHANTY TO THE SETTLEMENT

A Tale of Canadian Life

BY THE AUTHOR OF

'GOLDEN HILLS, A TALE OF THE IRISH FAMINE' 'THE FOSTER BROTHERS OF DOON,' ETC.

LONDON THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY 56 PATERNOSTER ROW, 65 ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD AND 164 PICCADILLY

MORRISON AND GIBB, EDINBURGH, PRINTERS TO HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE

CONTENTS.

CHAP. PAGE

I. WHY ROBERT WYNN EMIGRATED, 7 II. CROSSING THE 'FERRY,' 22 III. UP THE ST. LAWRENCE, 35 IV. WOODEN NESS, 44 V. DEBARKATION, 52 VI. CONCERNING AN INCUBUS, 63 VII. THE RIVER HIGHWAY, 70 VIII. 'JEAN BAPTISTE' AT HOME, 78 IX. 'FROM MUD TO MARBLE,' 86 X. CORDUROY, 96 XI. THE BATTLE WITH THE WILDERNESS BEGINS, 105 XII. CAMPING IN THE BUSH, 115 XIII. THE YANKEE STOREKEEPER, 123 XIV. THE 'CORNER,' 133 XV. ANDY TREES A 'BASTE,' 138 XVI. LOST IN THE WOODS, 145 XVII. BACK TO CEDAR CREEK, 154 XVIII. GIANT TWO SHOES, 166 XIX. A MEDLEY, 171 XX. THE ICE SLEDGE, 180 XXI. THE FOREST MAN, 186 XXII. SILVER SLEIGH BELLS, 196 XXIII. STILL HUNTING, 202 XXIV. LUMBERERS, 214 XXV. CHILDREN OF THE FOREST, 220 XXVI. ON A SWEET SUBJECT, 229 XXVII. A BUSY BEE, 235 XXVIII. OLD FACES UPON NEW NEIGHBOURS, 244 XXIX. ONE DAY IN JULY, 250 XXX. VISITORS AND VISITED, 259 XXXI. SUNDAY IN THE FOREST, 260 XXXII. HOW THE CAPTAIN CLEARED HIS BUSH, 274 XXXIII. THE FOREST ON FIRE, 280 XXXIV. TRITON AMONG MINNOWS, 291 XXXV. THE PINK MIST, 298 XXXVI. BELOW ZERO, 309 XXXVII. A CUT, AND ITS CONSEQUENCES, 315 XXXVIII. JACK OF ALL TRADES, 324 XXXIX. SETTLER THE SECOND, 329 XL. AN UNWELCOME SUITOR, 338 XLI. THE MILL PRIVILEGE, 343 XLII. UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, 351 XLIII. A BUSH FLITTING, 359 XLIV. SHOVING OF THE ICE, 370 XLV. EXEUNT OMNES, 378

CEDAR CREEK.

CHAPTER I.

WHY ROBERT WYNN EMIGRATED.

A night train drew up slowly alongside the platform at the Euston Square terminus. Immediately the long inanimate line of rail carriages burst into busy life: a few minutes of apparently frantic confusion, and the individual items of the human freight were speeding towards all parts of the compass, to be absorbed in the leviathan metropolis, as drops of a shower in a boundless sea.

One of the cabs pursuing each other along the lamplit streets, and finally diverging among the almost infinite ramifications of London thoroughfares, contains a young man, who sits gazing through the window at the rapidly passing range of houses and shops with curiously fixed vision. The face, as momentarily revealed by the beaming of a brilliant gaslight, is chiefly remarkable for clear dark eyes rather deeply set, and a firm closure of the lips... Continue reading book >>




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