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1867. Excerpt: ... COAINAs THE ROSE OF THE ALGONQUINS. CHAPTER I.
THE EVE OF THE ASSUMPTION. Not far from Montreal lies a beautiful
lake, which is formed by the dancing waters of the Ottawa, and
surrounded by picturesque hills, which slope in gentle undulations
down to its sedgy margin. It is called Canaradago, or the "Lake of
the Two Mountains." One of the hills is crowned by a Calvary, which
is approached by a rugged, circuitous path, along the sides of
which stand, at regular intervals, small rustic chapels, which are
much visited by pious pilgrims, and where, during Lent, the
congregations of the Mission devoutly perform the "Stations of the
Cross," and sing, as they march in solemn procession towards the
cross-crowned summit, the sorrows of Mary, the sonorous and
mournful chaunt blending, in harmonious accord, with the
penitential season, and the commemorative suggestions of the spot.
Straggling along the shores of the lake and up the slopes, partly
hidden by the hills and partly sheltered by the dark primeval
forest, which recedes gradually northward, and where the pines and
hemlocks ever moan together the sad hymn of the centuries, nestle
two Indian villages of a Catholic mission, which diverge to the
right and left. The one on the right belongs to a remnant of the
once powerful Algonquins; that on the left to a remnant of the
Iroquois, who were, in former times, one of the great aboriginal
nations of the north j but although such near neighbors, these two
people are as distinct in manners and language as they were in the
days of Carter and Champlain. These Catholic Indians are the
descendants of the fierce savages who tortured the blessed Father
Jogues, and martyred, with cruel and prolonged torments the noble
and saintly Brebeuf. They live in lodges built of logs a...
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