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.

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