Brock's Agent by Tom Taylor

By Tom Taylor

After witnessing the conflict of Tippecanoe, Jonathan Westlake, a tender guy able to make his mark, returns domestic to York [now Toronto] from a profitable fur buying and selling day trip. Intervening in a scuffle to save lots of a tender woman's lifestyles, he looks to have killed her stepfather. to flee arrest for homicide, Westlake is now compelled to affix the British military and pose as a fur dealer whereas on a mystery venture for significant basic Isaac Brock.

In a frantic look for the lady he rescued, down Georgian Bay to fortress Detroit, Westlake discovers treachery in his circle of relatives circle. His buddies, a French Canadian named Lapointe and a Shawnee local known as Paxinos, will stay dependable to him in a conflict that could price them all their lives.

As countries and males fight for army supremacy in North the USA, the relevant characters struggle to the loss of life over love, independence, and a fortune in furs.

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He suffered a while. SECOND WOODCUTTER Early this morning he said the weather seemed to be getting better. He liked it this way: green, with a little rain . And the wood not too dry. THIRD wooDCUTTER Teddy was a good fellow. Used to have a little shop somewhere. Those were his good days. He was as fat as a priest then. But his business went brok e because he had an affair with some woman, and he came up here and lost his paunch with the years. ANOTHER WOODCUTTER Didn't he ever talk about his affair with the woman ?

Something for you blockheads! Teddy's schnapps, to celebrate Teddy's funeral! Fittin g and proper! Has anybody made a speech for Teddy yet! Wouldn't that be the right thing? BAAL I did. SEVERAL WOODCUTTERS BAAL J ust When ? now. Before you started talking big. It began with: Teddy has his rest . . You never notice anything until it's all over. -Let's get the sch napps! It's disgraceful. -And why, great Elephan t? It's Teddy's property . We've no right to break into that keg. Teddy has a wife and five poor orphans.

Landlord, a schnapps! S E C O N D PEASANT Will you buy him right away? BAAL The one that has the strongest loins. T H I R D PEASANT They'll be bringing in bulls from eleven villages for the price you're offering. BAAL 3o Baal FIRST PEASANT Take a look at my bull! Landlord, another schnapps! THE PEASANTS My bull is the best! Tomorrow evening, you say ? ( They begin to leave) Are you spending the night here ? BAAL Yes. I n a bed! ( The peasants go) EKART Just what are you trying to do? Have you gone crazy ?

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