by H. Bedford-Jones
Early in the eighteenth century, one of the rising young men of New France was Rupert Callan (or, as he was better known by the Iroquois-given name, Swordflame). Irishman, Jacobite, and portionless gentleman, he had at once won the regard of those daring adventurers of the Canadas, the Le Moyne brothers.
When Pierre, leader of the brothers and their band of faithful followers—French and Canadian voyageurs and Indian braves—has set out with a French-sent fleet of five ships and a royal commission to drive the Hudson’s Bay Company from the waters and give the north country to France.
Joining the expedition, Swordflame found himself kidnapped by the most dangerous spy and pirate of the whole north, Daggett. Bringing them into conflict with an English fleet, it would take all of Swordflame’s skill to prevail and to rescue another guest of Daggett’s: Firenze di Bernardino.
Swordfame is one of the earliest novels written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, for the pages of The All-Story Magazine.