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The Cryptogram

A Story of Northwest Canada

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,966 / 229 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 946
Added to site: 2008.01.16
mnybks.net#: 19736
Genre: Adventure
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nment officials--was strongly in favor of the Hudson Bay Company's enemies.

Such being the situation, I was naturally anxious to get back to my post as soon as possible; for though I was not so hot-headed as to wish for war, I was ready to fight for the supremacy of the company I served, and which my father had served before me. But I foresaw with distaste that I should probably be detained in Quebec until the summer months--since I was to await the arrival of a certain ship from England--and I entered that town with but a poor zest for my task.

CHAPTER II.

THE HOTEL IN BONAVENTURE STREET.

It was nine o'clock on a Monday evening in the fourth week of June, and I was sitting, as was my nightly custom, in the cozy coffee room of the modest hostelry where I had taken lodgings when I first came to Quebec. This was the Hotel Silver Lily, kept by Monsieur Jules Ragoul and madame, his wife. It was a quiet little place in Bonav

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2014.08.16
Dai Alanye
***..

Plenty of action and adventure here, unfortunately accompanied by highly unrealistic battle scenes. But if the reader can suspend disbelief…


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