The youth of the Old Dominion

Paperback | February 5, 2012

bySamuel Hopkins

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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. THE ANGEL BY NIGHT.--SINGLE COMBATS.--PEACE.--ANARCHY. In one of the most spacious huts of the royal village of Werowocomoco, and but a short distance from the bank of the river, a party of nineteen Englishmen were gathered around a generous fire on the morning of the 14th day of January, 1609. They had just partaken of a bounteous breakfast of venison, turkeys, and maize, which Powhattan had provided with his usual liberality. The ground was covered with snow, and the ice extended nearly half a mile into the river, at less than musket-shot from which point lay the English pinnace and two barges, having on board twenty-eight men, in plain sight from the door of the hut. The snow-clad pine-tops had glistened but a little while under the rays of the sun, when the English finished their meal. They were all stout men, and stout-hearted too; or they would not have volunteered as they had done to enter the lion's den, knowing that he thirsted for their blood. They all seemed in good spirits, except three or four drowsy ones who had kept the night-watch. It is almost needless to say that the whole party were armed, and that Captain Smith was one of their number. They had arrived on the 12th. The next day had been consumed in an unavailing talk between Smith and Powhattan, which consisted chiefly of reproaches on the part of the chief that his " friend " should have come with an armed retinue, and on the part of the other that his " friend " produced no corn, after having invited him thither under promise of a boat-load. Just before receiving the invitation, Smith had determined upon the excursion for the purpose of attempting the capture of Powhattan, as the only means of procuring food for the colony, and as a security for his own life. Powhattan ha...

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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. THE ANGEL BY NIGHT.--SINGLE COMBATS.--PEACE.--ANARCHY. In one of the most spacious huts of the royal village of We...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021713789X

ISBN - 13:9780217137898

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