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- Number of Pages: 288
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. Based on an actual narrative diary published in 1807, Calico Captive skillfully reenacts an absorbing facet of history. Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow with the French and Indian War. At the finish in the trail waits a life of tough work and, perhaps, even a life of slavery. It is really a harrowing march north. Miriam can only force herself towards the subsequent stopping place, the next modest portion of food, the next icy stream to be crossed. Mingled with her thoughts of Phineas Whitney, her sweetheart on his approach to Harvard, is the crying of her sister's baby, Captive, born on the trail. Miriam and her companions finally reach Montreal, a city of shifting loyalties filled with the intrigue of war, and here, by a sudden twist of fortune, Miriam meets the prominent Du Quesne family, who introduce her to a life she has never imagined.
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