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Rob Nixon

The Old White Trader - A Tale of Central British North America

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Published: 1866
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,769 / 76 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 699
Added to site: 2010.11.30 29757

Lost on the prairie, a hunter is rescued by a Christian Indian and led to safety.

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d activity, Robert Nixon held out bravely, in spite of the pain, and thirst, and hunger, from which he was suffering. Never for one moment was his eye off his enemies, while his fingers were on the trigger ready to shoot the first which might venture to approach. More than once he muttered to himself, "It must be near morning, and then these vermin will take themselves off, and let me have some rest. Ah, rest! that's the very thing I have been wanting," he continued; "it's little enough I've ever had of it. I've been working away all my life, and where's the good I've got out of it? There's been something wrong, I suppose; but I can't make it out. Best! Yes, that's it. I should just like to find myself sitting in my lodge among a people who don't care, like these Dakotahs, to be always fighting or hunting: but they are not a bad people, and they've been good friends to me, and I've no fault to find with their ways, though I'll own they're more suited to young men than to an old one like me. But there's little



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