Indian Child Life
"[...]sudden war-whoops over my head in the morning while I was sound asleep. He expected me to leap up with perfect presence of mind, always ready to grasp a weapon of some sort and to give a shrill whoop in reply. If I was sleepy or startled and hardly knew what I was about, he would ridicule me and say that I need never expect to sell my scalp dear. Often he would vary these tactics by shooting off his gun just outside of the lodge while I was yet asleep, at the same time giving blood-curdling yells. After a time I became used to this. When Indians went upon the war-path, it was their custom to try the new warriors thoroughly before coming to an engagement. For instance, [...]."
- Paperback | 72 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.3mm | 136.08g
- 10 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations