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Defending the Island

A story of Bar Harbor in 1758

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Author: James Otis (James Otis Kaler)
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,133 / 80 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 725
Added to site: 2010.12.03 29808

A story of the Franco-Indian troubles and how the Island of Mount Desert was defended. Useful as supplementary reading to American history study.

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that possibly another body of savages was on Mount Desert, counting on coming up through the thicket when the attack was begun.

However, as he said to himself a moment later, after struggling manfully against this new fear which assailed him, that was a matter which could not be guarded against, other than as the general defences were strengthened, and it stood him in hand to think of work rather than all which might happen.

"Remember, I'm to take my place with you and Luke," Susan insisted, and the lad, knowing she could be depended upon to use a musket nearly as well as himself, replied:

"So you shall, Sue; I promise to call on you as I would on Luke. Here is the first timber," he added, as he struck the finishing blows to the sharpened end of the log. "Drag it inside to the weakest place in the fence, and take good care that you don't go where any one on the harbor island can see you."

Aided by Mary and Ellen, the stout-hearted girl set about the task of carrying the heavy log,



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