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found himself missing Belle. She has settled well into the Metis community.  Bishop Desjarlais has employed her as a teacher. Not wanting to interfere with the military planning, Finbar starts spending more time with her. Although she is beginning to talk more openly about her feelings Finbar knew that she was still not ready to talk about her past. Both of them however were quietly realising, in their own way that they were falling in love.


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The old man recalls how out of character it was for him to break into a jig the morning that a Hudson Bay Company messenger handed him Finbar’s letter. For the previous eight months he had been steadily working on his part of the plan, instinctively trusting Finbar to come up with the goods. His friend had an ability of making people assume that everything was going to fall into place. Liam grins as he looks at the coat and shirt covering two bullet scars on his chest. He remembers, with an audible laugh, Finbar’s favourite expression, always delivered with a grin in his eye: ‘I can’t see anything conceivably going wrong.’ Liam remembers the rush of excitement he felt as he moved the plan into Phase Two. Overnight, the offices of Vessy & Blake, in all the major northern cities, were turned into recruitment stations. Hundreds of posters and newspaper advertisements were placed calling for Irishmen to join a cause: one that paid $2 a month more than the Union one. With his mind now firmly set at the beginning of 1862, Liam tries, maybe for one last time, to try and figure out what Finbar had really been planning to do.

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