A true account of a brave young orphan from Paris, France, set in the early eighteenth century. Eager to get away from the oppressive orphanage, thirteen-year-old Jacques enlisted in the French Army for duty in the remote outpost of Port Royal, Acadia, Canada...in what is now called Nova Scotia. Befriending a Micmac Indian scout, a boy about his own age, they become best of friends. The Micmacs teach him the secrets of the wilderness.
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Joseph A. Maillet was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts in 1930. He attended Catholic Grade and High Schools in Fitchburg. Following his discharge from the U. S. Navy, after serving seven years, during the Korean War, he enrolled at DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago, Illinois, graduating in 1956. Married to Theresa Inferrera, and father of four children, he retired from Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, New Jersey in 1995, where he worked as a Biomedical Engineer.
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