This 1912 Canadian mystery novel is set among lakes and forest where the sporting life is enjoyed by both the settlers and the wealthy sportsmen who regularly come north for the salmon fishing.
|Nell and Rayton after he is shot|
Who could it be, Dr. Nash, Capt. Wigmore or his strange sidekick, the young trapper and guide Dick Goodine? Or is there really a curse? Who will win Nell's hand? and will they end up in the grave for having won it?
This was a little slow moving, but I was drawn in and had to plod along and find out who or what was up with those red crosses and who would win Nell. I was glad I did at the end. It had a very exciting ending with a nice little twist. There were nice descriptions of the backwoods country and animals and fun old timey language like "Well, it beats me to a standstill." and 'But, jumpin' Moses, I must think somethin'." Attractive pencil drawings through out. All in all it was a nice story and I would read more by this author.
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