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reamily added: "It wou■ld not surprise me to see a fort●ress like

ons, wi●th their mallets and chisels, w■ere compelled to stop every few minutes ●to wipe the perspiration from their brows with● their shirt-sleeves. Irish and Scot■ch they were mostly, their coarse homespun■ shirts contrasting with the neat undr■ess uniform of the officers who were supe●rvising

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the Castle St. Lou●is on that bluff some day." ■A busy scene pres

s and a■ssisting in the works. Two men,■ with muskets, from one of t■he back settlements then accosted the Chief in a●n excited state of mind, and asked if it● were another American invasion● that they were preparing for. "We he■ard the sound of your cannon," th■ey said, "miles away, and we followed i■n the direction from whence the sound came, and ●when we saw the soldiers and th●e men engaged on the defences we were co■nvinced that we had good gro●unds for our fears." The Colonel enjoyed th■e joke immensely, as did the workmen, who had a● hearty laugh at the expense of the ba■ckwoodsmen. Mr. MacKay, the contractor, ob■serving the embarrassment of the po■or fellows, said: "I trust that our men ■always will be as ready to take up arms in de■fence of their country if the need a

rises.■ They are brave, loyal

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ented itself b●etween the two cliffs, where scores of m●en with pi

fellows." Just then th■ey observed a canoe approaching. "It looks li■ke one of the big canoes of the Hudson's Ba■y Company," said the Chief. Th●e canoe was manned by four Indians, with ●three white men comfortably seate■d in the bottom. On landing, a man of abo■ut forty, whose head and face looked as though ●they had not been disturbed b●y scissors or razor for several months, approach■ed the party. Though poorly c●lad, his voice and manner and g■eneral bearing denoted him a g●entleman and an Englishman. "We■ saw the storm approaching," he said, "and● thought we would take shelter he●re, and see what is going on. May I ask," he con■tinued, turning to Colonel By, "whom I have th●e pleasure of addressing?" "I am Colo●nel By, of the Royal Engineers," r■eplied the officer. "And

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sked. "A military c●anal of about one hundred and tw■enty miles in length," replied the Colonel,● "which will give us a safer route to th●e West than the


St. Lawrence route■. You have the advantage of u●s," he added. "What is your name, sir?■" "My n

ame," he said, "is Franklin—John Frankl■in—and these are my friends, Richards■on and Morrison. Richardson and I have travelle■d about five thousand miles. We have been exp■loring the northern co

ast of th●e continent. We travelled over ■land from Davis Strait westward until we came● to the Mackenzie River, where we f

ound our frie■nd, here," he said, pointing to a poor crip●ple who was being lifted from the canoe by ?/p> imgimgimg

駎he Indians. Since the menti■on of the name of Morrison Chrissy had st■ood transfixed. Could it be that the tall, power■ful, manly figure that she rememb■ered so well could have become●

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