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as he squirted the juices of his quid on the bronze carpet of pine needles, "dat you must tink dat dese chute and reever he want for hees beesnesse, an hees papoose she want eat someteeng. He want dis place, heem, pour chasse le mooshrat an' de moose, mak' le soucre a

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n' ketch de feesh, an' hees afeard dat you tak' hees beaver, kill hees deer, break hees sucreries. You cut down hees tree for shure you kill hees beesnesse." "The tools and materials we brought," replied the stranger, "are not for hunting or fishing, but for clearing land, and we shall en

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deavour to protect your beaver and fishing-grounds; but as for the sugaries, we must make use of them, because the land has already been given us, and if you will collect all your materials for making sugar we shall pay cash for them." "De Beeg Chief he say," continued Brown, "dat white m

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an seem bien bon, an' dat he will be so wit heem, an' if he pay cinq Louis he am geeve up all claim to de lan'." "Very well," said the stranger, "we shall pay them thirty pounds if they wil

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l produce a deed or title to the lands." "He comprends pas,"* said the interpreter. "L'agrement she was mak wit de fadder of hees fadder." * U

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nderstands not. Drawing a paper from his pocket the stranger read as follows: "The Indians have consented to relinquish all claim to the land, in compen

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sation for which they receive annual grants from the Government, which shall be withheld if they molest settlers." For a time no one spoke, t

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hen the Big Chief, in a calm, deliberate and thoughtful manner, addressed the interpreter, who said: "For shure he dunno, heem, how white man m

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ak' dat papier hear an' speak dem words of long tam. Dis man he hav' someteeng dat he comprends pas." A long consultation then took place among the dusky

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sons of the forest, and once more the interpreter turned to the stranger and said: "Our tribe she tink like dis—Eenglishman he got someteen

hen the Big Chief Machecawa (the strong one) advanced with slow and stately tread and implanted a kiss on the brow of the stranger. The Chief was a man in the prime of life, of great height and strength. As he stood there, still and mot

ionless, he looked like a colossal statue in bronze, a perfect model, from his feathered head-dress to his beaded moccasins. He was followed by several subordinate chiefs who did likewise. "He stood there, a colossal

statue in bronze." "He stood there, a colossal statue in bronze." The Chief then spread a piece of well-dressed moose-skin, neatly painted, before him on the ground, upon which he opened a curious skin bag containing several mysteri


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g a small carved image about eight inches long. Its first covering was of down, over which a piece of birch bark w

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