MOHAWK INROADS. -- THE HUNTERS OF MEN. -- THE CAPTIVE CONVERTS. -- THE ESCAPE OF MARIE: HER STORY. -- THE ALGONQUIN PRISONER'S REVENGE: HER FLIGHT. -- TERROR OF THE COLONISTS. -- JESUIT INTREPIDITY.
THE: peace was broken, and the hounds of war turned loose. The contagion spread through all the Mohawk nation, the war-songs were sung, and the warriors took the path for Canada. The miserable colonists and their more miserable allies woke from their dream of peace to a reality of fear and horror. Again Montreal and Three Rivers were beset with murdering savages, skulking in thickets and prowling under cover of night, yet when it came to blows, displaying a courage almost equal to the ferocity that inspired it. They plundered and burned Fort Richelieu, which its small garrison had abandoned, thus leaving the colony without even the semblance of protection. Before the spring opened, all the fighting men of the Mohawks took the war-path; but it is clear that many of them still had little heart for their bloody and perfidious work; for, of these hardy