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Early life in New France

At the end of the day, The Allards Book One: The New World is about early life in New France. Most of the tales are inspired by French-Canadian literature and the volumes of stories from my Grandmother and Great-Grandmother: Stories of clearing the virgin forest and planting the first farms, hunting and fishing, brutal snow covered winters and idyllic summers with Sunday picnics, a tradition that lasted into my childhood. Stories of travel by water and that wonderful native invention, the canoe as well as stories of the inventors of the craft, the native Canadians both friend and foe. Attached is a picture of the guy responsible for all of it—the beaver.
In closing I should mention those pesky asterisks but I think I’ll save that for next time.  Read More 
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