Two Little Algonkin Lads (Google eBook)

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Educational Publishing Company, 1907 - Algonquian Indians - 204 pages
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Page 33 - When the bough breaks the cradle will fall, Down will come baby, cradle, and all.
Page 174 - I will drink the blood of their very heart; I will change their joy into sorrow's smart; Their braves, their sires will I defy, And a nation's vengeance satisfy.
Page 62 - He did so, and left Shingebiss to his songs ; but resolved to freeze up all the flag orifices, and make the ice thick, so that he could not get any more fish. Still Shingebiss, by dint of great diligence, found means to pull up new roots, and dive under for fish.
Page 124 - He soon became expert, and the very first day brought down a bird, but when he went to pick it up, to his amazement, it was a beautiful young woman with the arrow sticking in her breast. It was one of his younger aunts. The moment her blood fell upon the surface of that pure and spotless planet, the charm was dissolved. The boy immediately found himself sinking...
Page 124 - ... island in a large lake. He was pleased on looking up, to see all his aunts and uncles following him in the form of birds, and he soon discovered the silver lodge, with his father and mother, descending with its waving barks looking like so many insects
Page 84 - Hark ye! bear; you are a coward, and no warrior as you pretend to be. Were you a •warrior, you would shew it by your firmness and not cry and whimper like an old woman. You know, bear, that our tribes are at war with each other, and that yours was the aggressor.
Page 176 - My sweetheart, My sweetheart, Ah me ! When I think of you, When I think of you, Ah me! How I love you, How I love you, Ah me ! Do not hate me, Do not hate me, Ah me ! " In the meantime Aggo-dah-gauda came home, and finding his daughter had been stolen he determined to get her back.
Page 60 - ... there were but four cold winter months, they were sufficient to carry him through till spring. Shingebiss was hardy and fearless, and cared for no one. He would go out during the coldest day, and seek for places where flags and rushes grew through the ice, and plucking them up with his bill, would dive through the openings, in quest of fish. In this way he found plenty of food, while others were starving, and he went home daily to his lodge, dragging strings of fish after him, on the ice.
Page 60 - Why! this is a wonderful man," said he; "he does not mind the cold, and appears as happy and contented, as if it were the month of June. I will try, whether he cannot be mastered." He poured forth ten-fold colder blasts, and drifts of snow, so that it was next to impossible to live in the open air. Still the fire of Shingebiss did not go out: he wore but a single strip of leather around his body, and he was seen, in the worst weather, searching the shores for rushes, and carrying home fish. "I shall...

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