Acadian Reminiscences

Acadian Reminiscences The Acadian Reminiscences is aword painting of the life of the Acadians in the Teche Country in the long ago The plain simple frugal life of these people their devotion to principle their unbound f

  • Title: Acadian Reminiscences
  • Author: Felix Voorhies
  • ISBN: 9781565544420
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Acadian Reminiscences is aword painting of the life of the Acadians in the Teche Country in the long ago.The plain, simple frugal life of these people, their devotion to principle, their unbound faith in the goodness of God, their love for each other duringall their misfortunes and perilous wanderings, appeal to the heart.The simple pathos of the grandmother s story coThe Acadian Reminiscences is aword painting of the life of the Acadians in the Teche Country in the long ago.The plain, simple frugal life of these people, their devotion to principle, their unbound faith in the goodness of God, their love for each other duringall their misfortunes and perilous wanderings, appeal to the heart.The simple pathos of the grandmother s story comes to us with suchconsummate art, that the eye unwittingly grows moist, as the reader follows thejourneyings of this little band, self exiled and noble in their poverty, fromdesolated homes on the bleak Acadian coast, to their final destination in thehospitable valley of the Teche With them the Acadians we hear in their peaceful Acadian homes the firstwar cry that startles the country, and shudder at the near approach of thecruel and merciless foe We hope against hope that God or man will interfere intheir behalf till the dreaded day dawns, on which they must decide whether ornot they will be true to their God, their King, their country, lose all andbecome wanderers on the face of the earth or sacrificing these, supinely yieldto Britain, and continue to live at ease and in plenty in the homes of theiryouth, and till the soil hallowed by the graves of their forefathers.When these issues were presented to them, much as they loved their homes, and the land that gave them birth, they cried out with one accord No, noa thousand times Sacrifice our religion, our King, our country No, let ruin, desolation, despair, let death overtake us, we cannot, we will not give upthose And so the die was cast In the utmost haste valuables weregathered together or thrown into wells, objects of spoil were destroyed, andthey themselves applied the torch that soon reduced their beloved village toashes In the darkness of the night, lighted only by the lurid glare of theirburning homes, they left their devoted St Gabriel forever Andrew Thorpefrom the Introduction

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