Sir Gilbert Parker touches the great woods of Canada with his magic wand and fairly peoples them with strong, virile men and women. This story tells the life of a strong, hardy trapper who has wooed and won a French Canadian girl, a devoted daughter of her faith who holds everything sacred that pertains in any way to the symbols of her church. Years pass by and a child is granted them, a boy who has reached the age of eight, a strong manly little fellow. But one night the trapper comes home from a nerve-racking day in the woods and discovers his wife and little boy at prayer before a little altar that is built into the walls of the log cabin. As a cause for their devotion he discovers that the mother has been frightened by the sight of an Indian chief who has been following her through the woods. This arouses the father's anger as he has more faith in the virtue of a gun than in prayer, and he makes fun of her devotion and faith. Hot words are spoken, a quarrel ensues and the mother ...
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