James Fenimore Cooper Series: The Water-Witch

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It was about thirty years after the capture of New Amsterdam by the English and the change of its name to New York, that Alderman Beverout, a wealthy burgher of that city, Dutch by descent, but very loyal to his new masters, set out one pleasant morning for a trip across the bay to a snug retreat he owned by the Shrewsbury River. The name of this retired spot was "Lust en Rust." The burgher was accompanied by his fair niece, Alinda de Barberie, an orphan, whose father was a French Huguenot. They were accompanied by a faithful old French family servitor named Francois. But though carefully watched she availed herself of the not uncommon privilege or practise of her sex of finding friends and bestowing admiration in quarters unsuspected by her tutors and guardians. Another of the party was Olaf van Staats, a large, rather slow, heavily built young aristocrat, sole heir to one hundred thousand acres, the third largest estate in the province, whence his title of Patroon of... More > Kinderhook.< Less
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January 10, 2013
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