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Page 98 - ... in the hip, but not so badly as to prevent his progress. The Indians having to make a considerable circuit before they could cross the stream, Brady advanced a good distance a-head. His limb was growing stiff from the wound, and as the Indians gained on him, he made for...
Page 96 - This party had murdered several families, and with the plunder had recrossed the Ohio before effectual pursuit could be made. By Brady a party was directly summoned, of his chosen followers, who hastened on after them ; but the Indians having one or two days the start, he could not overtake them in time to arrest their return to their villages. Near the spot where the town of Ravenna now stands, the Indians separated into two parties, one of which went to the north, and the other the west, to the...
Page 26 - The day was bright and lovely as we shot down rapid after rapid ; in many of which we had to pull for our lives, to keep out of the suction of the precipices, along whose base the breakers raged and foamed with overwhelming fury. Shortly before noon we came in sight of Escape Rapid of Franklin, and a glance at the overhanging cliffs told us that there was no alternative but to run down with full cargo. In an instant...
Page 203 - The most striking part of the scene is the extraordinary facility which these men show in throwing the laso. The bulls being all driven into an enclosure — one after another, and sometimes two or three at a time, were chosen from amongst them, and driven into the plaza, where they were received with shouts of applause, if they appeared fierce, and likely to afford good sport; or of irony, if they turned to fly, which happened more than once. Three or four bulls are driven in. They stand for a moment,...
Page 96 - Camp," after an old Indian of that name who lived there when the whites first came into the country on the Monongahela river. This party had murdered several families, and with the " plunder" had recrossed the Ohio before effectual pursuit could be made. .By Brady a party was directly summoned of his chosen followers, who hastened on after them ; but the Indians having...
Page 112 - ... to me at that moment, it appeared with tenfold fury and vengeance in his aspect. The surf flew in all directions about him, and his course towards us was marked by a white foam of a rod in width, which he made with the continual violent thrashing of his tail, his head was about half out of the water, and in that way he came upon, and again struck the ship.
Page 26 - In an instant we were in the vortex ; and, before we were aware, my boat was borne towards an isolated rock which the boiling surge almost concealed. To clear it on the outside was no longer possible ; our only chance of safety was to run between it and the lofty eastern cliff. The word was passed, and every breath was hushed. A stream, which dashed down upon us over the brow of the precipice more than a hundred feet in height, mingled with the spray that whirled upwards from the rapid, forming a...
Page 99 - Indians, tracing by the blood to the water, made diligent search all round the pond, but finding no signs of his exit, finally came to the conclusion that he had sunk and was drowned. As they were at one time standing on the very tree beneath which he was concealed...
Page 98 - It so happened that on the opposite cliff the leap was favoured by a low place, into which he dropped, and grasping the bushes, he thus helped himself to ascend to the top of the cliff. The Indians for a few moments were lost in wonder and admiration ; and before they had recovered their recollection, he was half-way up the side of the opposite hill, but still within reach of their rifles. They could easily have shot him...