140 THE PIONEERS OF OLD ONTARIO
sank to the axles and a whole day was spent in going four miles. The horses were barely able to pull the wagons through the slime, and the men had to carry the luggage on their shoulders. The wagons could not be taken beyond Uxbridge, the rest of the way to lot seven on the first of Eldon being a blazed trail. All told, five days were spent in making a journey that an auto-mobile would cover now in less than two hours of a summer afternoon.
"There was not a tree cut on the place when we arrived," said Mr. McFadyen as he pro-