he was too good a general not to see that his best policy was to stand strictly upon the defensive. During eleven anxious weeks he guarded the northern shore so well that nowhere, in the long stretch from the falls of Montmorency below to Cap Rouge above, could Wolfe effect a landing.
Position of the British Forces. —Wolfe's first movement was to take possession of Point Levis, on the south shore, opposite Quebec. Here Monckton was stationed in charge of strong batteries which, all through the siege, poured a hot fire across the narrow channel. Churches, warehouses, and