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By J. FENIMORE COOPER
“ Here the heart
COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME.
PUBLISHED BY HURD AND HOUGHTON,
459 BROOME STREET.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1889, by.
J. FENIMORE COOPER,
Northern District of New York.
The plan of this tale is old, having suggested itself to the writer many years since; though the details are altogether of recent invention. The idea of associating seamen and savages, in incidents that might be supposed characteristic of the Great Lakes, having been mentioned to a publisher, the latter obtained something like a pledge from the Author, to carry out the design at some future day; which pledge is now tardily and imperfectly redeemed.
The reader may recognize an old friend, under view circumstances, in the principal character of this legend. R If it should be found that the exhibition made of this
old acquaintance, in the novel circumstances in which
other In this, as in every other undertaking, it must be the "end" that will “ crown the work.”
The Indian character has so little variety, that it has been an object to avoid dwelling on it too much, on the present occasion. Its association with the sailor,
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