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An edition of Calico Captive (1957)

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An edition of Calico Captive (1957)

Calico Captive

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Publisher
Dell Pub.
Language
English
Pages
274

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In 1754 an Indian raid on her small New Hampshire town leaves Miriam Willard a prisoner of the Indians, forced to take part in a harrowing march north. Knowing that all that awaits her at the end of the trail is an Indian gauntlet and a life of slavery, how can she go on? In Colonial America, the Johnson family are captured by Indians and forced on a long trek. Early one morning in the year 1754 the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, was shattered by shrill war whoops and the terror of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day which had promised new happiness, found herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War. It was a horrowing march north. Miriam could only force herself to the next stopping place, the next small portion of food, the next icy stream to be crossed. What waits at the end of the trail--besides an Indian quantlet and a life of slavery? In Colonial America, the Johnson family are captured by Indians & forced on a long trek.

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Cover of: Calico Captive
Calico Captive
October 29, 2001, Houghton Mifflin
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Cover of: Calico Captive
Calico Captive
1989, Dell Pub.
in English

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Edition Notes

Genre
Juvenile fiction.

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274 p. :
Number of pages
274

ID Numbers

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OL19292046M
Internet Archive
calicocaptive00spea
ISBN 10
0440411564
OCLC/WorldCat
20860219
Library Thing
6830
Goodreads
1206171

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In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. 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 of the French and Indian War.

It is a harrowing march north. Miriam can only force herself to the next stopping place, the next small portion of food, the next icy stream to be crossed. At the end of the trail waits a life of hard work and, perhaps, even a life of slavery. Mingled with her thoughts of Phineas Whitney, her sweetheart on his way 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. Based on an actual narrative diary published in 1807, Calico Captive skillfully reenacts an absorbing facet of history.

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