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Guns Slung

Our hero Alexander leads the 1759 assault on Quebec in THE FAIR SEAFARER (selection #2):

Ready…  Part question, part command. Gauge my line of men.

Faces not fearsome, nor frightened, but fixed, in decision.

Frowning; furrowed brows. Guns slung across their shoulders, packs at their sides, hats pointed up, as they are to climb.

Wet wool coats caked in dirt and mud.

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Introducing Alexander

From the opening of THE FAIR SEAFARER:

Quebec, 13 September 1759.

Such foul, muddy boots. Our breath comes fast and shallow. Walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Fear no Evil, we prayed in the boats before the dark side of dawn brought us here.

I hear your voice in my head. God keep you safe from harm.

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