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Corporal 'Lige's Recruit A Story of Crown Point and Ticonderoga   By: (1848-1912)

Corporal 'Lige's Recruit A Story of Crown Point and Ticonderoga by James Otis

In Corporal 'Lige's Recruit: A Story of Crown Point and Ticonderoga, James Otis weaves a riveting tale set against the backdrop of the French and Indian War. The book takes readers on a journey through the eyes of young Timothy, who becomes Corporal 'Lige's recruit, as he navigates the perils of war and explores the historic battlefields of Crown Point and Ticonderoga.

One of the standout aspects of this novel is Otis' meticulous attention to detail. From the vivid descriptions of the battlegrounds to the authentic portrayal of the time period, the author transports readers to the eighteenth-century colonial America. This level of realism adds depth and authenticity to the story, making it a poignant historical fiction that both educates and entertaines.

The character development in this book is exceptional. Timothy's transformation from a naive young boy to a brave soldier is incredibly well-crafted. Otis effectively conveys the emotional turmoil and personal growth that Timothy experiences throughout his journey. Furthermore, Corporal 'Lige's character brings a sense of mentorship and camaraderie that adds an element of heartwarming friendship to the story.

The narrative's pacing is excellently balanced, keeping readers engaged from start to finish. The suspenseful action sequences, combined with moments of introspection and reflection, create a perfect ebb and flow of intensity. Readers will find themselves eagerly turning the pages, desperate to uncover the fate of Timothy and his comrades, while also savoring the historical nuances that Otis expertly intertwines.

Moreover, Otis sheds light on the lesser-known campaigns of the French and Indian War, particularly at Crown Point and Ticonderoga. The historical accuracy and attention to detail in battle descriptions add another layer of depth to the story. History buffs will appreciate the author's efforts to highlight these crucial moments in American colonial history.

However, there are instances where the dialogue feels slightly forced, particularly in regards to the characters' vernacular. While it adds an element of authenticity, some conversations may come across as stilted or overly contrived. Nonetheless, this minor flaw does not detract significantly from the overall quality of the book.

In conclusion, James Otis' Corporal 'Lige's Recruit: A Story of Crown Point and Ticonderoga is an enthralling historical fiction that brings the French and Indian War to life. Its meticulous attention to detail, well-developed characters, and balanced pacing make it a compelling and educational read. Otis skillfully captures the essence of this pivotal period in American history, making the book a worthwhile addition to any historical fiction enthusiast's collection.

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In this text version, italic type is marked with underscores and bold type with asterisks.

In the present edition some typographic errors or inconsistencies have been corrected. The changes applied are marked at the end.

At the end of the book there are several pages of advertisement for other books of the publisher, these pages start after "THE END".





A Story of Crown Point and Ticonderoga.


With Six Page Illustrations by J. Watson Davis.


Copyright, 1898, by A. L. Burt.


By James Otis.



CHAPTER I. Recruiting 1

CHAPTER II. A Secluded Camp 29

CHAPTER III. An Unpleasant Surprise 45

CHAPTER IV. The Letter 64

CHAPTER V... Continue reading book >>

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