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70   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

Saguenay, where the English dared not follow. There was great rejoicing when they arrived at Quebec. A flag, shot from Phips' mast-head, was hung in the cathedral, and the church of " Notre Dame de la Victoire " was so named in memory of the successful defence of the town. —

A little after this a clever Canadian named Villebon was appointed governor of Acadia.

He soon regained Port Royal, but built a new fort for himself some distance up the St. John River. Thirteen Indian chiefs had made a treaty with Phips; but Villebon persuaded them to break it, and many times during the next six years they cruelly raided the New England borders.

Iroquois   On the other

Raids. hand, even Frontenac could not put a stop to the attacks of the Iroquois. But his stern spirit seemed to

animate his people, and more than once fortified houses were boldly defended by women and children, who had learned in those troublous times to use firearms almost as well as their brothers and fathers.

The Defence For several days a large fortified house at of Fort Vercheres was held by a girl of fourteen, Vercheres. with a garrison of two women, two little boys and two men, who had only been anxious to escape till emboldened by Madeleine's courage. Outside

Villebon.

CHLTRCII OF NOTRE DAME DE LA
VICTOIRE.

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