Burning Boat 

SOME years ago a steamer took fire on the St. Lawrence River, and became a complete wreck. 

• Very many, in their attempts to escape death by fire, met with a watery grave. A boy named Narcisse Lamontayne, aged thirteen years, saved eight children from the wreck. He accomplished his noble deed by seizing the door of a stateroom, placing the children upon it, and pushing it before him, while he swam. By several such trips he succeeded in landing on a dry rock or on the beach eight of the children who were on board ill-fated vessel.  Now, this is true courage. Many a boy, who can make a great and threatening noise before his playmates, would have been too great a coward, even to have attempted what this noble young Canadian so bravely accomplished.