The Bee-Hunter; Or, the Oak Openings Volume 3
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...away, and by turning a point, the fugitives wereeffectually concealed from all who did not actually approach the river at that particular point'. Here it was, however, that the swamp commenced, and the ground being wet and difiicult, no one would be likely to do this. The stream flowed through this swamp, having a dense wood on each side, though one of no great extent. The reach, moreover, was short, making a completely sheltered haven of the Kalamazoo, within its limits. might be well to tell them where we are to be found. They would be glad to know." Once in this wooded reach, Peter tossed an arm, and assumed an air of greater security. He felt infinitely relieved, and knew that they were safe, for a time, unless some wanderer should have taken to the swamp, a most improbable thing of itself. When high enough, he led the way across the stream, and entering below, he soon had all the canoes in their place of concealment. "Dis good place," observed the great chief, as soon as all were fast; "bess take care, dough. Bess not make track too much on land; Injin got sharp eye, and see ebbery t'ing. Now, I go and talk witl chief. Come back by-'em-by. You stay here. Good-bye." "Stop, Peter-one word before we part. Peter looked grave; even sad. He did not answer for fully a minute. When he did, it was in a low, suppressed voice, such as one is apt to use when there is a weight felt on lhifl mind. " Nebber know anyt'ing ag'in," returned the chief. "Both dem pale-face dead." " Dead!" echoed all within hearing. "Juss so; Injin kill him. Mean to kill you, too. Dat why I run away. Saw medicine-priest die. What you t'ink, Blossom?What you...
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