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Lady Mary and her Nurse

or, A Peep into the Canadian Forest

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Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,323 / 126 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 568
mnybks.net#: 6956
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ound, in a circle, fastened together at the top, and covered on the outside with skins of wild animals, or with birch bark. The Indians light a fire of sticks and logs on the ground, in the middle of the wigwam, and lie or sit all round it; the smoke goes up to the top and escapes. In the winter, they bank it up with snow, and it is very warm."

"I think it must be a very ugly sort of house; and I am glad I do not live in an Indian wigwam," said the little lady.

"The Indians are a very simple folk, my lady, and do not need fine houses, like this in which your papa lives. They do not know the names or uses of half the fine things that are in the houses of the white people. They are happy and contented without them. It is not the richest that are happiest, Lady Mary, and the Lord careth for the poor and the lowly. There is a village on the shores of Rice Lake where the Indians live. It is not very pretty. The houses are all built of logs, and some of them have gardens and orchards. They have a neat church,

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