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The Acadian memories is a note portray of the lifetime of the Acadians within the Teche kingdom within the in the past. the apparent, basic frugal lifetime of those humans, their devotion to precept, their unbound religion within the goodness of God, their love for every different in the course of all their misfortunes and threatening wanderings, entice the guts. the easy pathos of the grandmother's tale involves us with such consummate artwork, that the attention unwittingly grows wet, because the reader follows the journeyings of this little band, self-exiled and noble of their poverty, from desolated houses at the bleak Acadian coast, to their ultimate vacation spot within the hospitable valley of the Teche. . . . With them [the Acadians] we listen of their peaceable Acadian houses the 1st war-cry that startles the rustic, and shudder on the close to technique of the tough and cruel foe. we are hoping opposed to desire that God or guy will intrude of their behalf-till the feared day dawns, on which they need to come to a decision whether they could be actual to their God, their King, their nation, lose all and develop into wanderers at the face of the earth; or sacrificing those, supinely yield to Britain, and proceed to stay comfortable and in lots within the houses in their early life, and until eventually the soil hallowed via the graves in their forefathers. whilst those concerns have been awarded to them, a lot as they enjoyed their houses, and the land that gave them start, they cried out with one accord: No, no 1000 occasions! Sacrifice our faith, our King, our nation? No, permit destroy, desolation, depression, enable dying overtake us, we can't, we can't quit these. And so the die used to be forged. within the utmost haste valuables have been accumulated jointly or thrown into wells, gadgets of destroy have been destroyed, they usually themselves utilized the torch that quickly lowered their loved village to ashes. within the darkness of the evening, lighted in simple terms through the lurid glare in their burning houses, they left their committed St. Gabriel ceaselessly. -Andrew Thorpe from the Introduction

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