The Christian Indian; Or, Times of the First Settlers. the First of a Series of American Tales

The Christian Indian; Or, Times of the First Settlers. the First of a Series of American Tales

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... chief as if seeking the first signal of assent to his implied purpose. " Atas balippa is no Christian," he repeated. " Ona, thy dart, and the deed is done." As he spoke, he seized the bow from the side of him whose supposed injury he would thus have sought to revenge-, and without the most distant idea of opposition in this plan, dashed towards that part of the woods where Miona, on the fortunate interference of the chief, had disappeared. " Father, it may not be--it were stilLbut the deed of Ona," said the chief, instantly placing himself so as to impede the propnet's approach to the thicket. The old man stopped in his wild career, rather from the excess of amazement than any thing else, and the young Indian added, " and Ona is yet farther bmmd--He has pledged his own life for the life of the stranger." " Spirit of Atabalippa's early worship! save thy prophet in darkness, if light shows out the way to. Una," invoked the astonished savage on hearing the last declaration of the Mint, -uee. " The Christian Indian," he continued, recovering himselffrom his first surprise, " keeps for his own heart its weakness and its struggles: for his foe he would build a strong fence and high. Oh, soon shall the hopes It was usual with the North American Indians when any thing interfered between them and a personal revenge, to give their weapon to the proxy who had engaged to substitute them in its execution. of the holy line fail for ever! but, ere then may the days of the prophet be cut asunder." We will not proceed further to show the arguments by which the young and enlightened sachem endeavoured to bring the first prophet of his tribe to a. less mystical...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871545
  • 9781236871541