Tales of the North American Indians: And Adventures of the Early Settlers in America

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Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1845 - Frontier and pioneer life - 362 pages

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Page 286 - Jewell, the roundnesse of the earth and skies, the spheare of the Sunne, Moone, and Starres, and how the Sunne did chase the night round about the world continually: the greatnesse...
Page 290 - ... two great stones were brought before Powhatan: then as many as could layd hands on him, dragged him to them, and thereon laid his head, and being ready with their clubs, to beate out his braines, Pocahontas the Kings dearest daughter, when no intreaty could prevaile, got his head in her armes, and laid her owne upon his to save him from death...
Page 236 - When white man's child die, Indian man he sorry, — he help bury him. When my child die, no one speak to me. I make his grave alone. I can no live here.
Page 161 - But an evil day came upon us. Your forefathers crossed the great water, and landed on this island. Their numbers were small. They found friends and not enemies.
Page 358 - She had a kersey coat, and covered with girdles of wampum from the loins upward; her arms from her elbows to her hands were covered with bracelets, there were handfuls of necklaces about her neck, and several sorts of jewels in her ears.
Page 301 - When you send again, I entreat you rather send but thirty carpenters, husbandmen, gardeners, fishermen, blacksmiths, masons, and diggers up of trees' roots, well provided, than a thousand of such as we have...
Page 138 - Show them how unreasonable and unmanly a thing it is to take fire at every little provocation ; how honourable and glorious to forgive an injury ; how much like God, and like the best of men. Let them know what Solomon would inform, that the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit...
Page 58 - M'Dougal to follow him into the forest ; but he refused. Time was precious to him, who had to work hard for every thing he possessed, and the Indian repeated his entreaties in vain. The poor fellow looked grieved and disappointed ; but a moment after, a sudden thought struck him. He hit on an expedient which none but an Indian hunter would have thought of. Mrs. M'Dougal had a young child, which the Indian's quick eye had not failed to notice ; and, finding that his eloquence was completely thrown...
Page 114 - ... looked at her husband and then at her children, and stole a glance at Naoman, who sat smoking his pipe with invincible gravity. She wrung her hands, and wept, but remained silent. " Wilt thou name the traitor ? 'Tis the third and last time.
Page 292 - Smith to be brought forth to a great house in the woods, and there upon a mat by the fire to be left alone.

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