The Englishwoman In America By Isabella Lucy Bird
























































































































 -  Where the bark dwellings of his fathers stood, the
locomotive darts away on its iron road, and the helpless Indian - Page 300
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Where The Bark Dwellings Of His Fathers Stood, The Locomotive Darts Away On Its Iron Road, And The Helpless Indian Looks On Aghast At The Power And Resources Of The Pale-Faced Invaders Of His Soil.

The boat by which I was to leave Quebec was to sail on the afternoon of the day on which I visited Lorette, but was detained till the evening by the postmaster-general, when a heavy fog came on, which prevented its departure till the next morning.

The small-pox had broken out in the city, and rumours of cholera had reached and alarmed the gay inhabitants of St. Louis. I never saw terror so unrestrainedly developed as among some ladies on hearing of the return of the pestilence. One of them went into hysterics, and became so seriously ill that it was considered necessary for her to leave Quebec the same evening. In consequence of the delay of the boat, it was on a Sunday morning that I bade adieu to Quebec. I had never travelled on a Sunday before, and should not have done so on this occasion had it not been a matter of necessity. I am happy to state that no boats run on the St. Lawrence on the Sabbath, and the enforced sailing of the John Munn caused a great deal of grumbling among the stewards and crew. The streets were thronged with people going to early mass, and to a special service held to avert the heavy judgments which it was feared were impending over the city.

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