The Red Indians of Newfoundland

The Red Indians of Newfoundland

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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. 185? edition. Excerpt: ...and whose affection might never have been attracted by any second object, had a shadow of expectation remained, that the first yet survived, to reward the successful issue of so great a trial of his constancy at his faith. The new passion, indeed, which had found entrance into the breast of the youth, was but a tender sapling, just springing from the deep set, and firmly rooted source, of genuine friendship and respect. A breath of air, a whisper of hope, of the existence of the Indian maiden, might in a moment have cut off the immature flower of the new affection, and scattered its imperfect petals to the four winds. But of hope, of which but little could at any time have existed, none now remained; and, as its cherished images of the future departed, the memory of former joys grew fainter and fainter, and the ardent fancy of the youth, daily clung with more eager appetite, to the sole object that could supply the vacant chambers of his craving imagination. The desire which the chief of the Bed Indians and the father of Adalie, discovered, of being frequently in each other's company, without any witness of their discourse, threw the son of the chief and the daughter of the white man now more frequently together. And, as their intercourse did not seem to give rise to any suspicions, or, to be the occasion of any censure or regret to their parents, Ahtomah took every opportunity of enjoying the company and conversation of Adalie, without the presence of any sharer in the delight, which her sweet discourse at all times afforded him. If the virtues of civilized life, are not known among the children of the woods, the want of them, is often compensated, by the superior command of the Indian over his passions, and the consequent absence of some of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614283
  • 9781236614285