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The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Thomas Carlyle, Rudolf Steiner


The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas


Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Hermenie Templeton Kavanagh


Esoteric Buddhism

A. P. Sinnett


At Seneca Castle

by William Walker Canfield

Excerpt:

THE WHITE SENECA

By William W. Canfield

Illustrated by G. A. Harker
nmo. $1.25 net

"This is a good Indian story. In giving an exact picture of the red man's life, it is the best blend of detail and romance we have seen." — The Literary Digest.

" The story is so full of interest that the young folk who read it will not realize that they are also being instructed.'' — The Boston Transcript.

"It is a really charming narrative of life in the woods with the savages, and does them justice that is often withheld." — Chicago Evening Post.

" Deserving of special mention because it successfully combines faithfulness of Indian life with a story that has sufficient interest to carry the reader to the end." — The Independent.

" ' The White Seneca' is a living, breathing personality." — The Boston Globe.

E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY Ji West 23d Street New York

AUTHOR'S NOTE

THE present volume continues the relation of Henry Cochrane that was begun in THE WHITE SENECA, and describes the formation of the army of Major-General John Sullivan and its campaign against the Iroquois in 1779.

The importance of this campaign as relating to the war of the Revolution has been almost overlooked by many writers upon the events of that time, and it was not until the journals of officers and men engaged in the campaign were published, that the very great accomplishment of Sullivan and his men was recognized by the generations of later times.

Care has been expended to have our story follow closely the historical facts, and a thorough study of the time and the locality, combined with a knowledge of Indian life, warrants the author in saying that the adventures here set forth are not overdrawn and may be regarded as quite illustrative of the times.

I am aware that the Indians whom I have pictured in THE WHITE SENECA and in the present volume are not the Indians of many story writers, nor have I ever been able to explain why so many writers have painted the Indian in colours that he never wore, surrounded him with ideas that he never possessed, or given him so many characteristics that were strangers to him. Indian life and character presented in its true light is curious enough to keep us interested in its study, and therefore in these writings I have held closely to the real Indian, his life, manners, and customs. I feel that this is not only due to present-day readers, but that it is due the readers of the future, and is especially due to the Indians, who have too frequently and too long been presented in everything except the true light.

w. w. c.

AT SENECA CASTLE

CHAPTER I

A PETITION FOR AID

" Who comes there? " " Halt!"

The question and the command following it were the most welcome words I had ever heard.

They came to me out of the darkness of a raw cold night in the latter part of April, 1779, and almost immediately upon hearing them, I sank down upon my knees, unable longer to stand upright. For five days and nights I had been striving to reach the point where I might hear these words, and I had pictured to myself just what I would reply, and how I would carry myself as I approached the sentry and gave my answers. Always, my pictures had been cast as coming to reality in the broad light of day, and over and over again I had practised the bringing of my right hand to my coonskin cap in respectful salute, my body erect, as though there was naught to fear, while in as firm and as strong a voice as one of my years could summon, I would reply —

" A friend, who brings important news."


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