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94   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

but he has been much blamed for not giving the British a strong guard of his own soldiers. .i

Distress in In spite of Montcalm's successes, Canada Canada. was becoming more wretched every month. British ships cut off supplies from France, and trade was

ruined. Jk_ the end of 1757 no flour could be bought in Montreal. Both townsfolk and soldiers, to their intense disgust, were fed on horse-flesh, and at one

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