Boys' Life of Captain John Smith
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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...He succeeded where Smith failed in dealing with unruly Englishmen, but he was never so wise as Smith in dealing with the crafty savage. Then came a very real blow to the settlement. About the 17th of January, it was almost entirely burned down with all the men's clothing, arms, and provisions. The houses were built partly of reeds and burned fiercely, and even part of the palisade was destroyed. This happened in a time of extreme frost and many perished for want of a sufficient lodging. One of the saddest things was the loss of good Master Hunt's library and he was left with only the clothes on his back; yet the record says none ever heard him repine at his loss. Again Captain Newport came to their rescue and saved them from starving with the provisions he brought with him. He also set the men, both sailors and colonists, to work rebuilding. He knew that to keep busy was the best cure for discouragement. X. A Second Visit To Powhatan. All this time Powhatan had been sending presents to his adopted son, sometimes as often as every two days. With the messengers came Pocahontas bringing deer, turkeys, squirrels, fish, bread and raccoon skins, half for Captain Smith and half for his father, Captain Newport, whom the Indians much desired to see. At the same time they brought urgent requests that Smith would come to fetch the corn that belonged to him and take possession of the country Powhatan had presented to him. The impression of wisdom which Captain Smith had made on the savages by his discourse on the roundness of the earth and the movements of the heavenly bodies seemed to be undiminished, and now Captain Newport's arrival so soon after Smith had said he would come made the superstitious savages believe him to be an oracle. And they followed his...
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- 26 Jun 2012
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