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The proceedings of the Canadian Eclipse Party, 1869

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Published: 1869
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,963 / 35 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.7
LoC Category: JL
Downloads: 305
Added to site: 2011.08.15
mnybks.net#: 30601
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Politics
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. When once my head was out of the smoke, the musquitoes flew at me; I stood up to fight them, but in so doing I had to fight myself also. Now an army was drawn up in contiguous columns on my cheeks, the skirmishers advancing through my eye-brows; at their first volley I felt as if I was struck with a hackle. I really think that they work their stings like the needle of a sewing machine. Maddened, I struck myself a fearful blow with both hands in the face, and had the satisfaction of making them "leave that," and so I fought myself and the musquitoes for some time: still they attacked me with an impetuosity truly marvellous, and where one fell two took his place. I was getting weak; a storming party had now taken possession of my right ear; I clenched my fist, and with a swinging blow, cleared the ear, but knocked myself down. Exhausted and worn out, I put my hands into my pockets, and gave them my head. In that half-dreamy state, the long, long hours were passed; and after they had breakfasted, dined and sup

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