Pioneers on Land and Sea: Stories of the Eastern States and of Ocean Explorers, Book 1

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Macmillan, 1904 - America - 261 pages

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CHAPTER VI JOHN SMITH'S DESCRIPTION OF NEW ENGLAND 1 IN the month of April, 1614, with two ships from London, of a few merchants, I chanced to arrive in New England, a part of America

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Page 248 - After taking Fort Duquesne," said he, "I am to proceed to Niagara; and having taken that, to Frontenac, if the season will allow time; and I suppose it will, for Duquesne can hardly detain me above three or four days; and then I see nothing that can obstruct my march to Niagara.
Page 244 - The cold was so extremely severe, that Mr. Gist had all his fingers and some of his toes frozen, and the water was shut up so hard, that we found no difficulty in getting off the island on the ice in the morning,* and went to Mr. Frazier's.
Page 248 - To be sure, sir, if you arrive well before Duquesne, with these fine troops, so well provided with artillery, that place, not yet completely fortified and as we hear with no very strong garrison, can probably make but a short resistance.
Page 244 - There was no way for getting over but on a raft, which we set about with but one poor hatchet, and finished just after sun-setting. This was a whole day's work; we next got it launched, then went on board of it...
Page 237 - In the presence of others sing not to yourself with a humming noise, nor drum with your fingers or feet.
Page 44 - ... at once with bows and arrows in quest of game, who soon after brought in a pair of pigeons which they had shot. They likewise killed a fat dog, and skinned it in great haste, with shells which they had got out of the water.
Page 44 - Indian corn, and beans of last year's growth, and there lay near the house for the purpose of drying, enough to load three ships, besides what was growing in the fields. On our coming into the house, two mats were spread out to sit upon, and immediately some food was served in well...
Page 244 - 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 of one of the raft logs. Notwithstanding all our efforts, we could not get to either shore, but were obliged, as we were near an island, to quit our raft and make to it.
Page 94 - I desire, but only you, of whom I can have nothing but what you regard not. And yet you will have whatsoever you demand. Captain Newport you call father, and so you call me...
Page 62 - ... as we entered up the sandy bank upon a tree, in the very brow thereof were curiously carved these fair Roman letters CRO: which letters presently we knew to signify the place, where I should find the planters seated, according to a secret token agreed upon between...

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