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174   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

 

of war. But the two nations could not come to an agreement, and in October the fighting began again.:‘ Queenston The Americans. who had .been waiting so Heights.   long at Lewiston, now tried to force their way into Upper Canada.

Before daybreak on October

13th, a body of their troops crossed the Niagara River, a n d after a sharp fight took possession of Q u eenston Heights. General Brock, at Fort George, seven miles away, heard the firing, hurried to the scene of action, and, rallying t h e retreating British, 1 e d them up the hill again to t he charge. T h e Ameri-

cans were forced to the edge of the precipice above the roaring river. " Push on, brave York volunteers!" cried Brock, but at that instant he fell mortally wounded. His aide-de-camp, Colonel Macdonell, a gallant young man of twenty-five, also received his death wound, and the

BROCK LEAVING FORT GEORGE.
(From a painting by J. D. K_1ly.)

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