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Council Of Fire – Snippet 20

Council Of Fire – Snippet 20 Chapter 14 Hates men, hates the light Qu├ębec They had been streaming into the low town for a few days: traders, couriers de bois, even missionaries, finding their way from Upper Canada and the … Continue reading

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Council Of Fire – Snippet 19

Council Of Fire – Snippet 19 Chapter 13 There’s been some sort of working The Caribbean “Tell me what you make of that.” There was no sea-monster this time, but a single ship–a merchantman, cutting steadily through the chop; sunlight … Continue reading

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Council Of Fire – Snippet 18

Council Of Fire – Snippet 18 “Nor do I, Monsieur, but if Divine Providence has placed us here, I would assume that It has some purpose for us: myself, you, my companion. “You asked me what has happened to the … Continue reading

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Council Of Fire – Snippet 17

Council Of Fire – Snippet 17 Chapter 12 What has happened to the world I knew? The Caribbean The crew and officers of Namur were surprised by the appearance of the Frenchman and his young lady companion but asked no … Continue reading

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Council Of Fire – Snippet 16

Council Of Fire – Snippet 16 Chapter 11 They sound more like demands Barbados It took five days against adverse winds and with inferior charts for Namur to make its way to Bridgetown, the capital of His Majesty’s crown colony … Continue reading

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Council Of Fire – Snippet 15

Council Of Fire – Snippet 15 “And where is everyone now? Where are all the sachems, honored Tadodaho?” “They are out,” the old man replied. “They are watching for enemies.” Joseph was ready to ask another question, but Johnson rose … Continue reading

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Council Of Fire – Snippet 14

Council Of Fire – Snippet 14 Chapter 10 The world is changing Lands of the Six Nations A steady walk from the sachem’s house at Canajoharie to the Onondaga Council Fire might be five, or even six, sunrises. But Joseph … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 38

The book is available now so this is the last snippet. 1636 The China Venture – Snippet 38 **** “Well, well, it looks like I am going to do even better from this USE mission than I expected,” Zheng Zhilong … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 37

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 37 Fuzhou, China The Rode Draak and the Groen Feniks sailed to Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian Province, escorted by Admiral Zheng Zhilong’s victorious fleet. On arrival, Zhilong sent word ahead to the port … Continue reading

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Council Of Fire – Snippet 13

Council Of Fire – Snippet 13 Chapter 9 Convulsed with madness The Atlantic Coast It would have been more to Admiral Saunders’ liking to sail to New York himself, with Prince Edward on his own deck; but in the absence … Continue reading

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