Stories Of Heroic Deeds (volume 2); For Boys And Girls

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byJames Johonnot

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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. 1887. Excerpt: ... No more shall feel the victor's tread, Or know the conquered knee; The harpies of the shore shall pluck The eagle of the sea. 10. Oh! better that her shattered hulk Should sink beneath the wave; Her home was on the mighty deep, And there should be her grave. Nail to the mast her holy flag, Set every threadbare sail, And give her to the god of storms, The lightning and the gale! XL-CHICAGO. 1. It is the evening of October 9, 1871. The great city of the West is settling down into the quiet of the night. The Sabbath has ended. The churches have closed, and citizens of all ranks and kinds are peacefully resting in their homes. The guardians of the night are all out, faithful to watch, quick to detect, and prompt to act. Three hundred thousand people throw off the cares of the day, and seek their needed repose. No cause of alarm, save the wind, which since noon has risert from a gentle breeze to a fierce gale at sunset. Even now it increases, and in the morning papers View of Chicago from Madison Street Bridge, before the Fire. we may expect a catalogue of chimneys blown down, and of houses unroofed. Beyond this there is nothing to fear, and all is well. 2. A little way out from what is now the heart of the town was a section covered with piles of lumber and rows of "wooden tenements ready for the torch. The lights are flickering through the 10 dark alleys as a poor woman takes a lamp and goes into a hovel to milk the cow. The blustering wind bids her be careful. An uneasy movement of the cow, and the lamp is overturned into the straw and litter of the stable. A flame shoots up, and the milker has scarcely time to reach the door when the whole building is on fire. She, with her children, rush into the street, as the flame comes in through roof, window, and doo...

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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. 1887. Excerpt: ... No more shall feel the victor's tread, Or know the conquered knee; The harpies of the shore shall pluck The eagle of the sea. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217055451

ISBN - 13:9780217055451

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