The Great Lone Land

A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America

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Author: W. F. Butler
Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 127,128 / 364 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.7
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 505
Added to site: 2005.03.19
mnybks.net#: 10046
Genres: Travel, Adventure
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dy could tell who or what they were, had risen in insurrection. Well-informed persons said these insurgents were only Indians; others, who had relations in America, averreed that they were Scotchmen, and one journal, well-known for its clearness upon all subjects connected with the American Continent, asserted that they were Frenchmen. Amongst so much conflicting testimony, it was only natural that the average Englishman should possess no very decided opinions upon the matter; in fact, it came to pass that the average Englishman, having heard that somebody was rebelling against him somewhere or other, looked to his atlas and his journal for information on the subject, and having failed in obtaining any from either source, naturally concluded that the whole thing was something which no fellow could be expected to understand. As, however, they who follow the writer of these pages through such vicissitudes as he may encounter will have to live awhile amongst these people of the Red River of the North, it will be

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