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Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie--Selected Lines and Illustrations

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Slowly the priest uplifted the lifeless head...

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It is now the start of the deportation. Grand Pré is burning, and the townspeople are heading to the beach to get on their assigned ships. Evangeline's father stumbles and then dies in Evangeline's arms while Father Felician administers the last rites. Gabriel cannot go back to be with her. He sails away without his childhood sweetheart, Evangeline.

 

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