Legends of Michigan and the Old North West

Legends of Michigan and the Old North West

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...her with flying leaps. Abandoning both flight and offensive attacks she dropped her bow and stood there composedly erect, with her eye upon the pursuer, and her right hand on the haft of her girdle-knife. Halting a few feet in front of her the young chief stood also erect, with extended hand and open palm, as he addressed to her the words: "Fear not, lovely forest queen, I seek not to injure you by word or deed." She eagerly enquired: "Why then have you thus pursued me with the speed of the wind? And I will ask further, for I am most curious to learn, who you are thus fairly outstripping her whom men have styled 'the fawn of the hills, ' and evading with ease the arrow's flight?" uMost willingly will I answer all questions thus musically put," he replied. "lam Chessaning, chief of the Shiwassos. I am sometimes, on account of my fleetness, called 4the Antelope.' I pursued you in quest of intelligence dearer to me than life, and which I felt sure that you could impart." Again she interrupted him by the inquiry: u Why should Mo-kish-e-no-qua be called upon to give information to Chessaning, who makes war upon her and upon her people?" "It was the greatest mistake of my life," said he, "and if you are the actual ruler of the Wakishos, owing to the infirmity of the chief, your father, as I now believe, I make this early and most earnest apology for a great but unintentional wrong I have been led to commit against you and your sex generally. I was in utter ignorance of the illness of the chief, your father, or that his public duties were being discharged by you, his daughter, when I embarked as an ally in this war. "I have only further to state, that I am incapable of the abasement of...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622189
  • 9781236622181