The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 578 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1832. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... given us a different religion 1 The Great Spirit does right s 1ms knows what is best for his children. Brother! We do not want to destroy your religion, or to take it from you. We only want to enjoy our own. Brother! We are told that you have been preaching to the white people in this place. These people are our neighbours. We will wait a little, and see what effect your preaching has had upon them. If we find it makes them honest, and less disposed to cheat Indians, we will then consider again of what you have said. * . Brother! You have now heard our answer, and this is all we have to say at present. As we are about to part, we will come and take you by the hand: and we hope the Great Spirit will protect you on your journey, and return you safe to your friends." LESSON XXXIII. Dialogue between Mercury, an English Duellist, and a North American Savage.--Dialogues Of The Dead. Duellist. Mercury, Charon's boat is on the other side of the water; allow me, before it returns, to have some conversation with the North American Savage, whom you brought hither at the same time that you conducted me to the shades, never saw one of that species before, and am curious to know what the animal is. He looks very grim.--Pray, Sir, what is your name 1 I understand you speak English. Savage. Yes, I learned it in my childhood, having been bred up for some years in the town of New-York: but be fore I was a man, I returned to my countrymen, the valiant Mohawks, and having been cheated by one of yours in the sale of some rum, I wished never to have any thing to do with them afterwards. Yet, with the rest of my tribe, 1 took up the hatchet for them in the war against. France, and was killed while I was upon a scalping party. Hut 1 died very well satisfied; for my friends were victori...

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