Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion

Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion

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"[...]stood still and remained quiet. We were surprised and in great wonder; nor could we understand the meaning of this, until there came to us, as herald, the mouth (interpreter) of their war chief, who told us, in the name of the Great White Queen, to give up the pah, lay down our arms, and render ourselves prisoners to the white men. Our head chief told him that we could not do this, that we were not there to fight against the white man, but that we were Taupo and Uriwera Maoris, that we were on a visit of ceremony to the Waikatos, and that we had no anger or cause against the soldiers. But the white chief was mad, and sent the mouth again, saying we must give up the pah to him or he would attack us. "Our hearts were very dark with fear at the might and number of the soldiers, and we discussed the situation. How could we give up the pah? Had not[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 277g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507549458
  • 9781507549452