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The Masters of the Peaks A Story of the Great North Woods   By: (1862-1919)

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The MASTERS of the PEAKS

A STORY OF THE GREAT NORTH WOODS

BY JOSEPH A. ALTSHELER

1918

FOREWORD

"The Masters of the Peaks," while presenting a complete story in itself is the fourth volume of the French and Indian War Series, of which the predecessors were "The Hunters of the Hills," "The Shadow of the North," and "The Rulers of the Lakes." Robert Lennox, Tayoga, Willet, and all the other important characters of the earlier romances reappear in the present book.

CHARACTERS IN THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR SERIES

ROBERT LENNOX: A lad of unknown origin

TAYOGA A young Onondaga warrior

DAVID WILLET A hunter

RAYMOND LOUIS DE ST. LUC A brilliant French officer

AUGUSTE DE COURCELLES A French officer

FRANÇOIS DE JUMONVILLE A French officer

LOUIS DE GALISSONNIÈRE A young French officer

JEAN DE MÉZY A corrupt Frenchman

ARMAND GLANDELET A young Frenchman

PIERRE BOUCHER A bully and bravo

PHILIBERT DROUILLARD A French priest

THE MARQUIS DUQUESNE Governor General of Canada

MARQUIS DE VAUDREUIL Governor General of Canada

FRANÇOIS BIGOT Intendant of Canada

MARQUIS DE MONTCALM French commander in chief

DE LEVIS A French general

BOURLAMAQUE A French general

BOUGAINVILLE A French general

ARMAND DUBOIS A follower of St. Luc

M. DE CHATILLARD An old French Seigneur

CHARLES LANGLADE A French partisan

THE DOVE The Indian wife of Langlade

TANDAKORA An Ojibway chief

DAGONOWEDA A young Mohawk chief

HENDRICK An old Mohawk chief

BRADDOCK A British general

ABERCROMBIE A British general

WOLFE A British general

COL. WILLIAM JOHNSON Anglo American leader

MOLLY BRANT Col. Wm. Johnson's Indian wife

JOSEPH BRANT Young brother of Molly Brant, afterward the great Mohawk chief, Thayendanegea

ROBERT DINWIDDIE Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

CHARACTERS

William Shirley Governor of Massachusetts

Benjamin Franklin Famous American patriot

James Colden A young Philadelphia captain

William Wilton A young Philadelphia lieutenant

Hugh Carson A young Philadelphia lieutenant

Jacobus Huysman An Albany burgher

Caterina Jacobus Huysman's cook

Alexander McLean An Albany schoolmaster

Benjamin Hardy A New York merchant

Johnathan Pillsbury Clerk to Benjamin Hardy

Adrian Van Zoon A New York merchant

The Slaver A nameless rover

Achille Garay A French spy

Alfred Grosvenor A young English officer

James Cabell A young Virginian

Walter Stuart A young Virginian

Black Rifle A famous "Indian fighter"

Elihu Strong A Massachusetts colonel

Alan Hervey A New York financier

Stuart Whyte Captain of the British sloop, Hawk

John Latham Lieutenant of the British sloop, Hawk

Edward Charteris A young officer of the Royal Americans

Zebedee Crane A young scout and forest runner

Robert Rogers Famous Captain of American Rangers

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. IN THE DEEP WOODS

II. ON THE RIDGES

III. THE BRAVE DEFENCE

IV. THE GODS AT PLAY

V. TAMING A SPY

VI. PUPILS OF THE BEAR

VII. THE SLEEPING SENTINELS

VIII. BEFORE MONTCALM

IX. THE SIGN OF THE BEAR

X. THE FLIGHT OF THE TWO

XI. THE MYSTIC VOYAGE

XII. THE MARVELOUS TRAILER

XIII. READING THE SIGNS

XIV. ST. LUC'S REVENGE

CHAPTER I

IN THE DEEP WOODS

A light wind sang through the foliage, turned to varying and vivid hues now by the touch of autumn, and it had an edge of cold that made Robert Lennox shiver a little, despite a hardy life in wilderness and open... Continue reading book >>




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