Ezra Jordan's Escape from the Massacre at Fort Loyall by James OtisEzra Jordan's Escape from the Massacre at Fort Loyall by James Otis

Ezra Jordan's Escape from the Massacre at Fort Loyall

byJames Otis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...near Lieutenant Lawrence, and there waited the order to fire, but it did not come. The enemy halted while yet beyond musket range, and one--unmistakably an Indian--advanced with a demand for the surrender of the fort. Captain Davis, who had stepped to Lawrence's side, gave the latter a significant look, and then sprang upon the palisade to reply. "Who asks for our surrender?" he asked. "I, Hopegood." "How long has it been since you followed the fashion of the pale faces in making war?" "We fight as we like. Do you surrender?" "No!" Davis cried, emphatically. "Go back to those who sent you, and say we shall defend ourselves to the death!" A ringing cheer from the men inside the enclosure, and the Indian turned stiffly, walking away slowly, as if to show that he was not afraid to remain within view of the enemy. "Lawrence, take command of the forces on this side the palisade, with the exception of the gunners. They will go to their stations without delay." He spoke loudly, so that all might hear, and the lieutenant asked, in a lower tone,--"Do you expect they will give us open battle?" "They are forming into line now. Look! To your pieces, men, and train them on the road! We have said we would defend ourselves to the death, and the moment has come when we must begin that defence." CHAPTER IV. THE MINE. 'I "HE battle was begun without delay, and if there had been any among the defenders of the fort who questioned the fact that the French were in command of the assaulting party, those doubting ones must have been speedily convinced when the engagement was commenced in military fashion. The fort was surrounded on the three sides which could be approached by...

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Title:Ezra Jordan's Escape from the Massacre at Fort LoyallFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217717098

ISBN - 13:9780217717090

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