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Riassunto: CHAPTER I THE COWARD SPRING had come. Despite the many wet and gusty days which April had thrust in rude challenge upon reluctant May, in the glory of the triumphant sun which flooded the concave blue of heaven and the myriad shaded green of earth, the whole world knew to-day, the whole world proclaimed that spring had come. The yearly miracle had been performed. The leaves of the maple trees lining the village street unbound from their winter casings, the violets that lifted brave blue eyes from the vivid grass carpeting the roadside banks, the cherry and plum blossoms in the orchards decking the still leafless trees with their pink and white favours, the timid grain tingeing with green the brown fields that ran up to the village street on every side-all shouted in chorus that spring had come. And all the things with new blood running wild in their veins, the lambs of a few days still wobbly on ridiculous legs skipping over and upon the huge boulders in farmer Martin's meadow, the
Table of Contents
I The Coward 11; II A Fight for Freedom 24; III The Escutcheon Cleared 36; IV Salvage 47; V Westward Ho! 60; VI Jane Brown 72; VII The Girl op the Wood Lot 91; VIII You Forgot Me 112; IX Except He Strive Lawfully 128; X The Spirit or Canada 137; XI The Shadow of War 151; XII Men and a Mine 171; XIII A Day in September 184; XIV An Extraordinary Nurse 198; XV The Coming of Jane 213; XVI Hospitality without Grudging 228; XVII The Tragedies of Love 244; XVIII The Voice en the Wilderness 255; XIX The Closing of the Door 277; XX The German Type of Cittzenshtp 287; XXI War 307; XXII The Tuck of Drum 332; XXIII A Neutral Nation 348; XXIV The Major and the Major's Wefe 363
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Product Description: "[...]school longer, but the lure of the curving, shady path was irresistible. Still stepping bravely to the old abolitionist hymn, the procession moved along, swung into the path under the trees and suddenly came to a halt. With a magnificent flourish the band concluded its triumphant hymn and with the conductor and brigadier the whole brigade stood rigidly at attention. The cause of this sudden halt was to be seen at the foot of a maple tree in the person of a fat lump of good natured boy flesh supine upon the ground. "Hello, Joe; coming to school?" "Ugh," grunted Joe, from the repose of limitless calm. "Come on, then, quick, march." Once more the band struck up its hymn. "Hol' on, Larry, it's plenty tam again," said Joe. The band came to a stop. "I don' lak dat school me," he continued, still immersed in calm. Joe's struggles with an English education were indeed tragically pathetic. His attempts with aspirates were a continual humiliation to himself and a joy to the whole school. No wonder he "no lak dat school." Besides, Joe was a creature of the open fields. His French Canadian father, Joe Gagneau, "Ol' Joe," was a survival of a bygone age, the glorious golden age of the river and the bush, of the shanty and the raft, of the axe and the gun, the age of Canadian romance, of daring deed, of wild adventure. "An' it ees half-hour too queek," persisted Joe. "Come on hup to de dam." A little worn path invited their feet from the curving road, and following their feet, they found themselves upon a steep embankment which dammed the waters into a pond that formed the driving power for the grist mill standing near. At the farther end of the pond a cedar[...]".
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