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BOSTON AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
The Aiverside Press, Cambridge

1891

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American Characters in German Novels, Lida von Jerome, St. See Ascetic Ideal, The.
Krockow
824 Journalism and Literature, W. J. Stillman

687
Analogy, A Study of, John Burroughs

340 Lady of Fort St. John, The, Mary Hartwell Cath-
Arkansas, Plantation Life in, Octave Thanet 32 erwood.

1, 145, 389, 492, 577
Arkansas, Town Life in, Octave Thanet

332

Lupus, Servatus. See Torch Bearer, A.

Ascetic Ideal, The, Harriet Waters Preston and Macdonald, The Late Sir John, Martin J. Griffin. 527

Louise Dodge

468

Male Ruby-Throat, The, Bradford Torrey

49

At the Market of the Dead, Lafcadio Hearn 382 Mangan, James Clarence, Louise Imogen Guiney 641

Author Himself, The, Woodrow Wilson

406 Marriages, The, Henry James

233

Browning's Life

263 Modern Art of Painting in France, The, Charles H.

Canada and the Canadian Question

272 Moore.

805

Cave-Dwellers of the Confederacy, The, David Modern Mystic, A

414

Dodge .

514 Murray's Memoirs

268

Chaperon, The, Henry James

659, 721

Neutrality of Switzerland, The, W. D. Mc Crackan 87

Chief City of the Province of the Gods, The, Notes from the Wild Garden, Edith M. Thomas 172

Lafcadio Hearn

621 Novel Economics.

276

College Examinations, Nathaniel Southgate Shaler 95

Olipbant, Laurence. See Modern Mystic, A.
Colonial Inquisitor, A, Henry Charles Lea .

Oppression of Notes, The, Agnes Repplier

258

Courts of Conciliation, Nicolay Grevstad

401 -Oxford, The Schools at, S. E. Winbolt

670

Dante Literature, Recent

838 Paul, St. See Disputed Correspondence, A.

Dickinson's, Emily, Letters, Thomas Wentworth People without Law, A, James Bradley Thayer 540, 676

Higginson

444

Plantation Life in Arkansas, Octave Thanet

32

- Disputed Correspondence, A, Harriet Waters Pres- Poetry, Recent.

812

ton and Louise Dodge

158 Praises of War, The, Agnes Repplier

796

Disturber of Traffic, The, Rudyard Kipling

289 Province of the Gods, The Chief City of the,

Döllinger, Ignatius von, E. P. Evans .

553

Lafcadio Hearn

621

Dyer's Hollow, Bradford Torrey

313 Queen's Closet Opened, The, Alice Morse Earle 215
English Railway Fiction, Agnes Repplier
78 Quest of a Cup, The, Alice Brown

361

Equinoctial on the Ipswich Dunes, The, Frank Recent Dante Literature

838

Bolles

522

Recent Poetry

842

Europe and Cathay, John Fiske .

369 Reform of the Senate, The, Wendell P. Garrison . 227

Finding of Miss Clementine, The, Elizabeth W. Rome, The Old, and the New, W. J. Stillman 23

Bellamy

124 Rome, Underground Christian, Rodolfo Lanciani 14

France, The Modern Art of Painting in, Charles Senate, The Reform of the, Wendell P. Garrison
H. Moore.

805 Seneca. See Disputed Correspondence, A.
French Men of letters, Two

695 Severn, Joseph, and his Correspondents, William

German Novels, American Characters in, Lida von

Sharp

736

Krockow

824 Shakespeare's Richard III., James Russell Lowell 816
Gods in Greece, The .
701 Sherman, General, John C. Ropes

191
Gran'ther Hill's Patridge, Rowland E. Robinson . 457 Shrine in Japan, The Most Ancient, Lafcadio
Hopkins, Samuel. See Transition in New Eng.

Hearn

780
land Theology, The.

Six Centuries of Self-Government, W. D. Mc-
Houghton's, Lord, Life.
136 Crackan

257
House of Martha, The, Frank R. Stockton . 55, 205, Speech as a Barrier between Man and Beast, E. P.

319, 433
Evans

299
Howells's, Mr., Literary Creed

566 Story of a Long Inheritance, The, William M.
Humming-Birds. See Male Ruby-Throat, The.

Davis

68
Indian Question, The. See People Without Law, A. Study of Analogy, A. John Burroughs

840
Innocent Life, An, Lillie B. Chace Wyman

347 Swift, Doctor, In London with, Henry F. Randolph 486
Ipswich Dunes, The Equinoctial on the, Frank Switzerland. See Six Centuries of Self - Govern-
Bolles

522 ment,

James's, Mr., American on the London Stage

846

Switzerland, The Neutrality of, W. D. Mc Crackan 87

Japan. See At the Market of the Dead; Chief Thomas, General George H., Henry Stone

506
Gity of the Province of the Gods, The; Shrine Tintoret, the Shakespeare of Painters, William R.
in Japan, The Most Ancient.

Thayer

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Norton, Charles Eliot (translator): The Divine

Comedy of Dante Alighieri. I. Hell
Oliphant, M. O. W.: Memoir of the Life of Lau-

rence Oliphant and of Alice Oliphant, his Wife
Orr, Mrs. Sutherland: Life and Letters of Robert

Browning

Reese, Lizette Woodworth: A Handful of Laven-

der

Reid, T. Wem ves: The L'fe, Letters, and Friend-

ships of Richard Monckton Milnes, First Lord

Houghton

Smiles, Samuel: A Publisher and his friends.

Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John

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695

842

136

268

276
566

839

of Dante's Eleven Letters

Murray

Smith, Goldwin: Canada and the Canadian Ques-

tion.

272

845

Wilkinson, William Cleaver : The Epic of Saul

Comment on New Books

139, 279, 426, 570, 706, 848

THE

ATLANTIC MONTHLY:

A Magazine of Literature, Science, Art, and Politics.

Vol. LXVIII. JULY, 1891. No. CCCCV.

THE LADY OF FORT ST. JOHN.

HEAD OF THE BAY

OF FUNDY.

PRELUDE: AT THE

The woman closed the door, and the face of the one who had hearkened to

her turned again to the fireplace. It THE Atlantic rushed across a mile or was a room repeating the men's barrack two of misty beach, boring into all its in hewn floor, loophole windows, and channels in the neck of Acadia. Twi- rough joists. light and fog blurred the landscape, but This frontier outpost on the ridge the eye could trace a long swell of earth since called Beausejour was merely a rising gradually from the bay, through convenient halting-place for one of the marshes, to a summit with a small lords of Acadia. It stood on a detached stockade on its southern slope. Senti- spot of his large seigniory, which he had nels pacing within the stockade felt the received with other portions of western weird influence of that bald land. The Acadia in exchange for his grant of guarded spot seemed an island in a sea Cape Sable. of vapor, and the spring night was bring-, Though in his early thirties, Charles ing darkness upon it.

de la Tour had seen long service in the The stockade inclosed a single build- New World. Seldom has a man from ing of rough logs clumsily put together, central France met the northern cold and chinked with the hard red soil. An and sea air with so white a favor. His unhewn wall divided the house into two clean - shaven skin and the sunny, unrooms, and in one room were gathered decided color of his hair were like a less than a dozen men-at-arms. Their child's. Part of his armor had been unofficer lay in one of the cupboard-like buckled, and lay on the floor near him. bunks, with his hands clasped under his He sat in a chair of twisted boughs, head.

Some of the men were already made of refuse from trees his men had asleep; others sat by the hearth, rubbing dragged out of the neighboring forest their weapons or spreading some gar- for the building of the outpost. His ment to dry. A door in the partition wife sat on a pile of furs beside his knee. opened, and the wife of one of the men Her Huguenot cap was on the shelf came from the inner room.

above the fire. She wore a black

gown, “Good-night, madame," she said. slashed in the sleeves with white, and a

“Good - night, Zélie,” answered kerchief of lace pushed from her throat. voice within.

Her black hair, which Zélie had braided, “If you have further need of me, you hung down in two ropes to the floor. will call me, madame ?"

How soon, monsieur,” she asked, “ Assuredly. Get to your rest. To you return to Fort St. John?” morrow we may have stormy weather “With all speed possible, Marie. for our voyage home.”

Soon, if we can work the miracle of

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