Young Lion of the Woods eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 145 pages of information about Young Lion of the Woods.

In the hope that the privations and heroic conduct of those who are the subjects of the story, in the following chapters, may prove as interesting to the public as they did to the writer, when he first learned the history of such heroism, the writer submits them to the reader.

JANUARY, 1889.


YOUNG LION OF THE WOODS; A Story of Early Colonial Days. i



Chapter I.
      First experience of colonial life, 1769-70. 10

Chapter II. 
      Trading,—­trouble,—­retreat. 25

Chapter III. 
      Arrives off fort Frederick—­Paul guidon. 36

Chapter IV. 
      Terrible experience at sea. 52

Chapter V.
      CaptGodfrey and lord Wm. Campbell
      —­Young Lion of the woods. 67

Chapter VI. 
      In England.—­The captain and the Lords. 76

Chapter VII. 
      Arrival and retreat. 80

Chapter VIII. 
      Rebel plans—­praying the Lords. 95

Chapter IX. 
      Paul guidon. 100

Chapter X.
      Margaret Godfrey arrives in Nova Scotia
      —­Death of the young Lion of the woods. 104

Chapter XI. 
      Margaret Godfrey’s farewell. 120

Chapter XII. 
      Marriage of little Mag
      —­Society at Halifax. 133

A concluding chapter
      Then, now, and to be. 141


The records of the lives and actions of those who have preceded us in the procession of the generations, are full of instruction and interest.  In many instances they hold up to our emulation great models of patriotism, patience, endurance, activity and pluck.  It is to be regretted that many documents of past ages have been destroyed through lack of knowledge of their real value, and of the light they would have thrown upon the early history of the country.  Some few, regarded merely as the relics of departed ancestors, have been so secretly kept and treasured, that dust, must and rust have all but completely defaced them.

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