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In Paths of Peril A Boy's Adventures in Nova Scotia   By: (1855-1907)

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In Paths of Peril is an extraordinary tale that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Nova Scotia. James M. Oxley's narrative transports us into the life of a young boy, whose courage and determination defy his tender age.

Set in the early 19th century, the story beautifully captures the essence of Nova Scotia's rugged wilderness, where danger lurks at every corner. As the protagonist embarks on his adventures, we witness the growth of his character as he faces perilous challenges that test his resilience and resourcefulness.

Oxley skillfully paints vivid scenery that immerses readers in the untamed beauty of Nova Scotia. His descriptive language brings to life the dense forests, treacherous cliffs, and tumultuous seas, making it impossible not to feel the characters' emotions and trepidation. The author's attention to detail transports us to another era, allowing us to experience the hardships and wonders of the time.

The character development in this book is truly exceptional. The young protagonist's transformation from an innocent boy to a courageous young man is awe-inspiring. Through every obstacle he encounters, we witness his growth, as he faces life-threatening situations with unwavering determination. His bravery in the face of danger serves as a reminder that even the smallest among us can rise above adversity with enough spirit and determination.

Moreover, the supporting characters add depth and richness to the narrative. Each individual encountered on the boy's journey has a unique personality and contributes to the overall theme of resilience and perseverance. These secondary characters amplify the challenges faced by the protagonist and offer valuable lessons in friendship, trust, and compassion.

In Paths of Peril is a masterfully crafted adventure that captivates readers from the first page to the last. Oxley's writing style is engaging and accessible, suitable for both young adult and adult readers alike. The suspenseful plot, combined with the author's gift for storytelling, ensures that readers will be turning the pages, eager to unravel the next twist in the tale.

While some may argue that the pace occasionally lags, it serves to build tension and anticipation, allowing readers to fully appreciate the gravity of the situation. Additionally, the choices made by the protagonist are believable and well-motivated, adding a layer of authenticity to his journey.

In conclusion, In Paths of Peril is an exceptional adventure novel that transports readers to the untamed wilderness of Nova Scotia. James M. Oxley shines as a gifted storyteller, weaving a captivating narrative filled with breathtaking scenery, unforgettable characters, and valuable life lessons. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking an exhilarating tale of courage, resilience, and the indomitable human spirit.

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[Frontispiece: "THE HEAVY ANIMAL TURNED TO FACE RAOUL." p . 22.]

IN PATHS OF PERIL

A Boy's Adventures in Nova Scotia

BY

J. MACDONALD OXLEY

AUTHOR OF 'DONALBLANE OF DARIEN,' 'A BOY OF THE BANKS,' 'NORMAN'S NUGGET,' ETC.

WITH SIX ILLUSTRATIONS

TORONTO

THE MUSSON BOOK COMPANY LIMITED

1903

CONTENTS

IN PATHS OF PERIL

CHAP.

I. FROM THE OLD WORLD TO THE NEW II. THE GREAT BEAR HUNT III. SETTING A BAD EXAMPLE IV. OFF TO THE WOODS V. THE MOOSE HUNT VI. IN THE NICK OF TIME VII. AT CLOSE QUARTERS VIII. A PERILOUS ENTERPRISE IX. THE STOPPING OF THE SUPPLY SHIP X. ADVENTURE IN BOSTON XI. TRAITORS IN THE CAMP XII. A GLORIOUS VICTORY

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ILLUSTRATIONS

"THE HEAVY ANIMAL TURNED TO FACE RAOUL." . . . . . . Frontispiece

"THE PARTY SET FORTH."

"SUDDENLY, RAOUL RAISED HIMSELF UPON HIS KNEES."

"JOE LED THE WAY."

"RISING TO HIS FULL HEIGHT, JOE SWUNG THE PADDLE ABOVE HIS HEAD."

"SHE POINTED THE FIRST CANNON WITH HER OWN HANDS."

IN PATHS OF PERIL

CHAPTER I

FROM THE OLD WORLD TO THE NEW

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