Winter Nights, Otter Pelts and, Poof, He Was Gone

Miss Cavort in the Snow, 
An Ojibwe lass
With whom a French trapper had his way,
Promising her a few otter pelts

And French lessons.
She got the pelts,
But he disappeared into the woods
And was long gone
Before any but the word
Fantastique
Passed between them.