Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Story of Louis Riel: The Rebel Chief

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,306 / 184 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.7
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 628
mnybks.net#: 7826
Excerpt

ld pease, the feverish exhalations of the tiger-lily, and of the rich blooded "buffalo lilac," together with the dank, earthy smell from the broken sod, were disagreeable and oppressive. Lord Selkirk's heart sank within him at seeing the ruin.

"I fear me," he said, "to plant a colony here. A herd of these beasts coming upon a settlement would be worse than ten thousand spears." But some of his guides had before seen the impetuous rushing of the herds, and they assured him that this might not occur again in this portion of the prairie for a quarter of a century to come.

"At any rate," they persisted, "the buffalo keeps away from regions that send up chimney-smoke. The chief regret by-and-by will be that the herds will not come near enough to us." And the Earl was reassured and proceeded with the steps preliminary to founding the colony. It need not be said that the place we have been describing was the prairie on the banks of the Red River.

In a little while ships bearing numbers of sturdy Scotchmen b

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Guy Sigley
When Guy Sigley isn't running around in his full-time job as a small business manager (a.k.a.
Read full interview...