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" I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw it with so much violence against the pole, that it jerked me out into ten feet water; but I fortunately saved myself by catching hold... "
The Ladies' Companion - Page 171
by Edgar Allan Poe - 1835
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The French in the Allegheny Valley

Thomas Jefferson Chapman - Allegheny River Valley (Pa. and N.Y.) - 1887 - 209 pages
...day's work ; we next got it launched, then went on board of it and set off, but before we were half-way over we were jammed in the ice in such a manner that...ourselves to perish. I put out my setting pole to try and stop the raft that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw it with such violence...
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Rules of Conduct: Diary of Adventure, Letters, and Farewell Addresses

George Washington - 1887 - 106 pages
...work ; we next got it launched, then went on board of it, and set off ; but before we were half-way over we were jammed in the ice, in such a manner that...raft to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw...
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The Writings of George Washington: 1748-1757

George Washington - 1889
...head of Piney Creek." — Gist. finished just after Sun-setting. This was a whole Day's Work. Then set off; But before we were Half Way over, we were...Moment our Raft to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put-out my setting Pole to try to stop the Raft, that the Ice might pass by ; when the Rapidity of...
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Studies in American History

Mary Sheldon Barnes, Earl Barnes - United States - 1891 - 431 pages
...about with but one poor Hatchet, and finished just after Sun-setting. This was a whole Day's Work. Then set off ; But before we were Half Way over, we were...I put out my setting Pole to try to stop the Raft, . . . when the Rapidity of the Stream . . . jerked me out into ten Feet Water : but I fortunately saved...
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Discovery and Conquests of the North-west, with the History of Chicago, Volume 1

Rufus Blanchard - Chicago (Ill.) - 1898
...finished just after sun-setting. This was a whole> day's work; we next got it launched, then went on board of it and set off; but before we were half way over we were jammed in the ice in such manner that we expected every moment our raft to sink and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole...
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The Story of the Hall of Fame, Including the Lives and Portraits of the ...

Louis Albert Banks - United States - 1902 - 398 pages
...work ; we next got it launched, then went on board of it, and set off ; but before we were half-way over, we were jammed in the ice in such a manner that...expected every moment our raft to sink and ourselves perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity...
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George Washington: a character sketch

Eugene Parsons, Graeme Mercer Adam, Henry Wade Rogers - 1903 - 180 pages
...about with but one poor hatchet, and finished just after sunsetting. This was a whole day's work. Then set off; but before we were half way over, we were...my setting pole to try to stop the raft, that the , i ice might pass by: when the rapidity of the stream threw it with so much violence against the pole,...
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Pioneers on Land and Sea: Stories of the Eastern States and of Ocean ..., Book 1

Charles Alexander McMurry - America - 1904 - 261 pages
...day's work ; we next got it launched, then went on board of it, and set off; but before we were halfway over, we were jammed in the ice in such a manner that...raft to sink and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw...
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The United States, Their Origin and Growth

Edward Channing - 1904 - 108 pages
...sun-setting. We got it launched, then went on board of it, and set off; but before we were half-way over, 5 we were jammed in the ice in such a manner, that we...raft to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw...
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Slices from a Long Loaf

H. C. Stiefel - American fiction - 1905 - 192 pages
...finished just after sunsetting. This was a whole day's work. We next got it launched, then went on board of it and set off, but before we were half way over...ourselves to perish. I put out my setting pole to try and stop the raft that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw it with so much...
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