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THE

PATHFINDER.

VOL. 1.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY SAMUEL BENTLEY,

Bangor House, Shoe Lane.

OR,

THE INLAND SEA.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

** THE PIONEERS,” “ THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS,"

“ THE PRAIRIE,” ETC.

Here the heart
May give a useful lesson to the head,
Aud Learning wiser grow without his books.

COW PER.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

1840.

PREFACE.

The plan of this tale 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 recognise an old friend, under new circumstances, in the principal character of this legend. If the exhibition made of this old acquaintance, in the novel circumstances in which he now appears, should be found not to lessen bis favour with the

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