You really had me going after reading about the Spring 1971 edition of The
Beaver (From the Archives, April-May 2018). The story of a contingent of Buddhist nuns coming to Ile- a- laCrosse in 1791 and travelling with Alexander Mackenzie had me very puzzled — so much so that I delved into your archives to find that edition and read the story. I guess The Beaver indulged in April Fool’s jokes in 1971 as well. Good one.
Connie Gerwing Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Editor’s note: The story in question began with a preface from the editors, informing readers that the story was intended to be “an excursion into the realm of fantasy.”