Peter Parley's Method of Telling about the History of the World to Children

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F.J. Huntington, 1836 - World history - 144 pages
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Page 33 - Describe the attack of the Indians santly, they poured their musket-shot upon it. A great multitude of balls passed through the sides of the house, but only one person in it was killed. Indians besieging a House. 6. Finding it impossible to destroy the people in this way, they attempted to set fire to the house. With long poles, they thrust against it fire-brands, and rags dipped in brimstone. They shot arrows of fire upon it, and finally they loaded a cart with flax and tow, set...
Page 35 - ... built on a hill in the centre of a swamp, and in it there were four thousand Indian warriors. 10. There was but one entrance to the fort. This was accidentally discovered by the white men, and they gallantly rushed in to attack the enemy. But the Indians met them, and many of the English were killed. They were at length obliged to retreat ; but by and by, some Connecticut troops entered the fort on the opposite side, and at the same moment the attack was vigorously renewed at the entrance. 11....
Page 33 - Finding it impossible to destroy the people in this way, they attempted to set fire to the house. With long poles, they thrust against it fire-brands, and rags dipped in brimstone. They shot arrows of fire upon it, and finally they loaded a cart with flax and tow, set it on fire, and pushed it against the house.
Page 34 - The curling flame was soon communicated to the building; and now, feeling certain of their prey, the savages took their station so that they might cut down those who should attempt to escape. But in this moment of peril, the white men were saved, as if by the hand of Heaven. A sudden shower fell upon the flames, and at once extinguished them.
Page 53 - ... created, elected by the workmen by Australian ballot. This body has legislative powers to act as a check on unwise or unfair movements of the management. The industrians or citizens were asked to vote by Australian ballot for two houses . . . similar to what we have in our state and national legislatures, one being called the house of representatives and the other the senate, the senate to be composed of twenty members elected for two years ten each year, and house of forty members all chosen...
Page 33 - This, they also assailed, and for two days incessantly, they poured their musket shot upon it. A great multitude of balls passed through the sides of the house, but only one person in it was killed.
Page 37 - He mounted his horse, and placing his six little boys and girls before him, told them to run as fast as possible. The Indians pursued, but Mr. Dunstan loaded his gun as fast as he could, and fired at them.
Page 52 - The five middle states, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland...
Page 64 - Hampshire, 1 Vermont, .- 1 Massachusetts, 1 Rhode Island, 1 Connecticut, 1 New York, 1...
Page 37 - The yells of the savages, the smoke of the burning houses and the cries of the affrighted white people were the first warnings of danger.

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