Carnac's Folly

Carnac's Folly

by Gilbert Parker

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Carnac's Folly by Gilbert Parker

"Oh, look," said Junia. "Look -- Carnac!" She pointed in dismay.

Carnac turned to see Denzil, and he saw a portion of the bank of the river disappear with him. He looked down -- in another moment he had made his way to the river's edge. The girl remained at the top. The boy said to her: "You stay there. I'll tell you what to do."

"Is -- is he killed?" she called with emotion.

"Killed! No," he called back to her. "I can see him move. Don't be frightened. He's not in the water. It was only about a thirty-foot fall. You stay there, and I'll tell you what to do."

But that was just the beginning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532962059
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2016
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Sir Horatio Gilbert George Parker (1862 - 1932), known as Gilbert Parker, Canadian novelist and British politician, was born at Camden East, Addington, Ontario, the son of Captain J. Parker, R.A. The best of his novels are those in which he first took for his subject the history and life of the French Canadians and his permanent literary reputation rests on the fine quality, descriptive and dramatic, of his Canadian stories. Pierre and his People (1892) was followed by Mrs. Falchion (1893), The Trail of the Sword (1894), When Valmond came to Pontiac (1895), An Adventurer of Icy North (1895) and The Seats of the Mighty (1896, dramatized in 1897). The Seats of the Mighty was a historical novel depicting the English conquest of Quebec with James Wolfe and the Marquis de Montcalm as two of the characters. The Lane that Had No Turning (1900), a collection of short stories set in the fictional Quebec town of Pontiac, contains some of his best work and is viewed by some as being in the tradition of such Gothic classics as Stoker's Dracula and James's The Turn of the Screw. In The Battle of the Strong (1898) he broke new ground, laying his scene in the Channel Islands. His chief later books were The Right of Way (1901), Donovan Pasha (1902), The Ladder of Swords (1904), The Weavers (1907), Northern Lights (1909) and The Judgment House (1913). Parker had three that made it into the top 10 on the annual list of bestselling novels in the United States, two of which were on it for two years in a row.

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