Seen and Heard; Poems or the Like

Seen and Heard; Poems or the Like

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: your council. Not the wont of the red man So to deal with his captive; But, no doubt, good your reasons; Great your cause for so doing. "Let me first answer Snake-Eye, And bequit of him quickly, For a vile reptile is he: In the light, smooth and smiling; r. In the dark, spitting poison; Through the grass slipping slyly, Biting the heels of the heedless: --. Clubs for such Cldbs! He has said to your captive, 'Bring your chiefs--bring your warriors To the woods of Caintuckee; Let our tribes meet together, And on ground that is neutral, Smoke the white pipe of friendship. Bring--and live, Yoonemskota! Smoke--or burn, Yoonemskota!' He would come--would this Snake-Eye! Smoke and smile--shake the hand of Brotherhood; then in signal To his clan there in ambush, Drop the pipe--even the white pipe--And the blue smoke of friendship Would go up, poisoned, stifled, By the black smoke of treachery, Favor this--' Yoonemskota Lives: '--the Life of a traitor! Favor not--' Yoonemskota Dies: '--the Death of a warrior! ' I have heard brave Oheno--Bravest foe of the Shawnee. He once made Yoonemskota Bite the dust; but he spared me--Spared and beat back his warriors, As they closed thick around me, With their steel flashing vengeance. Why he spared i'oonemskota, Know I not, --only wonder. He has said to your captive, 4 Let us shake hands as brothers: ' Had they met, armed and painted, Face to face, on the war-path, f And the brave Huron offered There his hand, Yoonemskota Had been glad then to take it, And had said, 'brave Oheno, We are friends! we are brothers.' But the hand of the captive, And the hand of the captor May not grasp one another, With the free grasp of friendship. "To the howl, raised by Black Wolf, In the ears of the council, Shall more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
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  • English
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