The Natchez Volume 1

The Natchez Volume 1

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ... thou believe that I have dug the grave of thy daughter, of her who ought to be my wife?' "' What sayst thou?' replied the old man.--' I loved Atala, ' cried I, 'the daughter of that woman of Florida whom thou once lovedst.' My voice was completely stifled by my tears. I was overwhelmed by a thousand recollections--the love of country, liberty, my lost native wilds! "Lopez, who could scarcely comprehend me, begged that I would explain myself. I gave him a concise account of my adventures. He was affected by it: he admired and wept for that daughter whom he had never known. He launched out into long regrets on the subject of that happiness which we might have enjoyed together in a hut in the recesses of some wilderness. "' But, my son, ' added he, 'God decreed otherwise, and it is our duty to submit. No sooner had you left me at St. Augustin than I was accused by wicked men: same powerful colonists, whom I had deprived of a number of Indian slaves, by redeeming them at a high price, joined my enemies. The governor, who was one of the latter, caused my sister and myself to be seized: we were carried to Mexico and delivered up to the Inquisition. We were acquitted, but not till after an imprisonment of several years, during which my sister died. I was then permitted to return to St. Augustin. My property had been sold. I waited some time in hopes of obtaining justice: iniquity prevailed, and I resolved to remove from that land of persecution. VOL. I. K "'I embarked for Old Spain; but the moment I set foot on shore, I was informed that my enemies, apprehensive of my complaints, had obtained an order of banishment against me. I returned to the ship, and betook myself to Provence. The bishop of Marseilles received me kindly, and more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560981
  • 9781236560988