The Book of Knowledge; The Children's Encyclopaedia
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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...set himself to win freedom for Hungary from the rule of Austria, at the time when the Italians were seeking their own liberty. He was not a soldier, but a writer and orator, and a statesman; but the Hungarians made him their leader. They were defeated at the time, and Kossuth had to flee from the country; but later the Hungarians agreed to own the Emperor of Austria as their king if they could have certain rights of governing themselves; and this they owed, in the first place, to Kossuth. But Kossuth himself was not content with this. He would not own allegiance to Austria, and he died some years later, not in Hungary, but in Italy. The next stories of men and women begin on page 211. "the history of the early French set-tlers in Canada pro-vides us with many a story of courage and de-votion. Foremost among those whose names have become famous for heroic deeds in these perilous times was Made-leine de Vercheres, who, as a of fourteen, saved a fort. The fort consisted of several houses surrounded by palisades, and a strong blockhouse. One day Madeleine was standing by the riverside, some distance from the fort, when she heard the cry: "Run, mademoiselle, run. The Iroquois!" She turned and saw a band of Iroquois Indians. Swiftly she ran to the fort, and gained it just in time. Nearly all the people of the place were away in the fields when the attack was made, and were killed. There were left in the fort two soldiers, an old man of eighty, some women and children, and Madeleine's two brothers, boys of ten and twelve. At the first sign of the danger the soldiers fled to hiding. As the Indians delayed their attack, Madeleine went round to inspect the defences. In the blockhouse she found the two soldiers preparing to set light...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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