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Mon Apr 03 04:38:23 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Trapper’s Son, by W.H.G.
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Kingston Release Date: May 16, 2007 [EBook #21491] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE TRAPPER’S SON *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England The Trapper’s Son, by W.H.G.
Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ A very short book, set in North America some time in the nineteenth century, at a time when Indian tribes were still hunting over the land--Crees, Dacotahs, Peigans.
An old trapper and his son are preparing for the winter, when their horses are found dead, killed either by wolves or by Indians.
So they have to cache most of the skins they were planning to take to a nearby fort, and set off on their journey there. Michael Moggs, the trapper, had fathered the boy, Laurence, with an Indian woman, who had brought Laurence up to the point where Michael comes to collect him.
The boy had never been taught the principles of Christianity, and his father never knew them either.
So most of the book deals with the conversion of the boy and his father to true religion, by people they meet at the fort. ________________________________________________________________________ THE TRAPPER’S SON, BY W.H.G.
KINGSTON. CHAPTER ONE. THE TRAPPER’S CAMP--BEAVERS CAUGHT--THE HORSES KILLED BY WOLVES--TRAPS TO CATCH THE WOLVES. In the far western wilds of North America, over which the untutored red-skinned savage roams at liberty, engaged throughout life in war or the chase, by the side of a broad stream which made its way towards a distant lake, an old man and a boy reclined at length ...





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