When Wilderness Was King

A Tale of the Illinois Country

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Author: Randall Parrish
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,010 / 256 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 6,672
Added to site: 2006.03.02
mnybks.net#: 13021
Origin: gutenberg.org

Romance of the massacre at Fort Dearborn, the little frontier post (in 1812) on the site of Chicago.

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t three separate times in battle. We were children together in the blue Berkshire hills, and during all our younger manhood were more than brothers. His little one shall henceforth be as my own child. God hath given her unto us, Mary, as truly as if she had been born of our love. I knew that Roger had married, yet heard nothing of the birth of the child or the loss of his wife. However, from this hour the orphan is to be our own; and we must now decide upon some safe means of bringing her here without delay."

He paused. No one of us spoke. His glance slowly wandered from the candle flame, until it settled gravely upon my face as I sat resting on a rude bench fitted into the chimney corner. He looked so intently at me that my mother seemed instantly to interpret his thought.

"Oh, surely not that, David?" she exclaimed, pleadingly. "Not John?"

"I know of no other fit messenger, little woman," he answered soberly. "It has indeed troubled me far more than all the rest, to decide on this; yet

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