Christian is not partial to Englishmen, weary of his own experience with his father, who simply abandoned Christian and his mother once it was time to go back to England. But Jack is different, and Christian soon assumes more the role of protector than servant. Truth be told, I don’t think Jack would survive even if he managed to reach the post: the life in this part of Canada, at that time, is way different from India, Jack has no servants, he is no above the caste; here it’s more important how strong you are more than how well-bred, and Jack is not really the outdoor type. Moreover, he is also a little stubborn, and yes, even snob.
There is no much time to tell us what will happen to these men, we have barely the time to start to know them and understand that Christian is the right man to take care of Jack, and that Jack, despite his middle-class upbringing, is not uptight and aloof, and he doesn’t care if Christian is half Native American. It’s more important that, with Christian, Jack can be who he wants to be, without prejudices.
Amazon Kindle: Voyageurs
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc. (February 17, 2010)
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