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The Frontier Fort

Stirring Times in the North-West Territory of British America

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,360 / 96 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 903
Added to site: 2007.05.16
mnybks.net#: 16956
Genre: Adventure
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ds to protect their heads from the hail. The long line of horses and carts was broken. Some of the poor creatures clung to the road, struggling desperately. Others were driven on to the prairie, and turning their backs to the storm, stood still or moved sideways, with cowering heads, their manes and tails floating wildly, like those of Highland shelties.

Hector declared that he could hear the hissing of the rain as it fell on the hitherto victorious fire, effectually, however, quenching it. A few minutes after the storm had broken, the whole ground to the left was a blackened expanse. The danger was passed, and they hastened on to the foot of the knoll, where a lakelet, fringed by aspens and poplars, afforded them good camping ground. With astonishing speed the arrangements for the night were made; every man exerted himself. The horses were unharnessed, the erratic ones hobbled, the tents pitched, and the travellers assembled round the blazing fires which were quickly lighted to dry their saturated clo

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