Saturday, July 20, 2013
A Pontiac Drama And Nain Rouge
Pontiac: A Drama of Old Detroit, 1763, By Alfred Carpenter Whitney:
Lines from the play:
Chap. — Last night As Reaume and Gouin passed the fort, behold, Leering and evil on the battlements, And eyeing them, the terrible Nain Rouge. The blood froze in their veins; and, rooted fast, They could not choose but watch; While the malignant and the grinning wretch With fiendish laughter mocked their terror, till With one last horrid threat he bounded off; And they, all trembling and exhausted, scarce Could stagger home.
Nain Rouge is a local legend.
Lots of politically incorrect dialogue; it was written in 1909.