The Lives and Exploits of Banditti and Robbers in All Parts of the World, Volume 2

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Page 240 - Shot; which being spent, he contrived a way by notching his Knife, to saw the barrel of his Gun into small pieces, wherewith he made Harpoons, Lances, Hooks and a long Knife; heating the pieces first in the fire, which he struck with his Gunflint, and a piece of the barrel of his Gun, which he hardened; having learnt to do that among the English. The hot pieces of Iron he would hammer out and bend as he pleased with Stones...
Page 24 - Pilar, and all those sacred names held 'in awful reverence by the people, and most likely to arrest the rage of his assassin. All in vain : the murderer redoubled his blows, until growing furious in the task, he laid his musket beside him, and worked with both hands upon his victim.
Page 126 - ... and committing every kind of enormity. On approaching the frontier of Masulipatam, they shaped their course northward, and returned along the line of the...
Page 273 - During our repast, a number of Ladrones crowded round us, examining our clothes and hair, and giving us every possible annoyance. Several of them brought swords, and laid them on our necks, making signs that they would soon take us on shore, and cut us in pieces, which I am sorry to say was the fate of some hundreds during my captivity. I was now summoned before the chief, who had been conversing with the interpreter; he said I must write to my captain, and tell him, if he did not send an hundred...
Page 256 - History of the Pirates who infested the China Sea, from 1807 to 1810. Translated from the Chinese Original, with Notes and Illustrations.
Page 279 - The boats continued passing and repassing from the junks to the shore, in quick succession, laden with booty, and the men besmeared with blood ! Two hundred and fifty women, and several children, were made prisoners, and sent on board different vessels. They were unable to escape with the men, owing to that abominable practice of cramping their feet : several of them were not able to move without assistance, in fact, they might all be said to totter, rather than walk. Twenty of these poor women were...
Page 26 - ... my own eyes seemed spell-bound, for I could not withdraw them from the cruel spectacle, and my ears were more sensible than ever. Though the windows at the front and sides were still closed, I could distinctly hear each stroke of the murderous knife, as it entered its victim.
Page 25 - The robbers were doubtless of Amposta, and, being known to him, dreaded discovery. When both the victims had been rendered insensible, there was a short pause, and a consultation in a low tone between the ruffians ; who then proceeded to execute their plans. The first went round to the left side of the diligence, and, having unhooked the iron shoe and placed it under the wheel, wheel, as an additional security against escape, opened the door of the interior, and mounted on the steps.
Page 159 - ... pleasure or advantage from each other in it, something which we could not find in an unsocial and solitary state ; otherwise we might cry out with the right honourable poet ; * " Give us our wildness and our woods, Our huts and caves again.
Page 143 - In other respects he is well treated, has two large and very airy apartments, a small building fitted up as a pagoda, and a little garden shaded with a peepul-tree, which he has planted very prettily with balsams and other flowers. Four of his own servants are allowed to attend him, but they are always searched before they quit or return to the fort, and must be always there at night. He is a little, lively, irritable-looking man, dressed, when I saw him, in a dirty cotton mantle, with a broad red...

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