by Charles E. Stickney,
Republished from the original 1902 edition - (PDF 5.27Mb, 115pp, illustrated)
This rarely-seen work was originally published by "The Wantage Recorder," a local newspaper serving the upper reaches of northwest New Jersey. Subtitled "A Story of an Old Minisink Village Between the Minisink Indian War of 1754-8, and the French and Indian War of 1763-5," this love story revolves around the courtship of Freme and Bethune Courtright, two sisters who live on a typical frontier farm a few miles south of what is now Port. Their suitors are local boys Mark VanTuyle, Lem VanZandt, but Bethune falls for a curious Frenchman named Antoine Dutot. The action mostly takes place along the Old Mine Road, and on several occasions, Tom Quick, "The Avenger of the Delaware," makes an auspicious appearance.
As the original edition is among the most sought-after of published Jerseyana, this masterfully-published eBook edition finally makes it possible for everyone to enjoy a fine tale from New Jersey''s colonial frontier.
The Digital Edition (Adobe PDF 1.5) is published in portrait orientation; extensive footnotes appear on the pages in which they are referenced; fully-searchable, fully-printable.