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.
YOUNG LION OF THE WOODS; A Story of Early Colonial Days. i
INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER 3
First experience of colonial life, 1769-70. 10
Arrives off fort Frederick—Paul guidon. 36
Terrible experience at sea. 52
Capt. Godfrey and lord Wm. Campbell.
—Young Lion of the woods. 67
In England.—The captain and the Lords. 76
Arrival and retreat. 80
Rebel plans—praying the Lords. 95
Paul guidon. 100
Margaret Godfrey arrives in Nova Scotia.
—Death of the young Lion of the woods. 104
Margaret Godfrey’s farewell. 120
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.