On Two Continents; A Long Life's Experience

On Two Continents; A Long Life's Experience

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. A. sung out, "See to your revolvers and knives! Don't be frightened." We stopped the team and awaited the arrival of the Indians. It was a motley scene. There were chiefs, bucks, squaws, papooses, horses, ponies, robes, blankets, pots and kettles--all mixed up in a general "jamboree" of noise, commotion, odor, and color. They at once surrounded us. Being in a civil mood, they merely begged some powder and lead. We gave it to them, without first putting it in rifles, and attempted a further conquest of their savage hearts by opening boxes of sugar and crackers, and offering them a dainty repast. In a few moments they moved southward, and we now toiled up the steep and sandy ascent, the poor mules panting and quivering from the exertion. I rode along on the pony, plying my whip in circles over their backs, and pitying the dumb brutes with all my heart. Looking back, I saw a squad of about thirty of the roughs of the tribe, both squaws and braves, with faces painted black, yellow and red, coming after us, I was sure for plunder. They immediately overtook us, and began to talk of robbing and killing us. We took no notice of them, and they accompanied us to the top of the sand-hills. Mr. A. could understand them, and he learned that they expected us to cook for them. They were told they could have some sugar and crackers. Accordingly, they disposed themselves in a circle on the ground. I got out a box of crackers, filled a washbowl with sugar, and waited upon the rascals. Delighted and satisfied with this rare feast of good things, they insisted on all of us lighting our pipes and smoking a pipe of peace together. The fumes of their "kinnikinic" did not deceive us. They meant mischief. Sud denly the biggest and ugliest of the bucks sprang up, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676025
  • 9781236676023