The Stolen Boy

The Stolen Boy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...from each other, yet that the former must be the point at which he must aim, since the country was in that direction less intersected by those dense forests through which he had been brought, and that there was no river so broad or deep as the one which he had crossed. Indeed, so far as he could learn, if he could reach the Red River, he might course on its banks all the way to Nachitoches, without meeting any stream over which a good horse could not swim, except one river, which, though important, was of a short course, and could be skirted without great loss of time. Deep in the recesses of his mind did Manuel hide all the information thus gained; always, apparently, employed in watching for game, or preparing his weapons, he asked no questions, nor appeared to listen to any conversation. Sometimes, when the labours of the day were over, and the hunting-party were assembled in a pleasant glen, if they had been successful, the hearts of the party would open, their usual taciturnity give way, and they would "hold a talk," at which time the children stood in respectful silence around them, or couched in the grass at a distance. At these times Manuel always took care to be near, but he affected to sleep, as if wearied by the fatigues of the day; and thus he not only learnt many particulars of the country, but also that Tustanuggi never intended to take him down to the Red River. His master observed, with a just judgment of human nature--" That although his boy Manuel had now become Indian in his habits and affections, yet, if he went amongst people who looked like his parents, spoke his language, or in any way resembled those amongst whom he had been born, probably his old feelings would return, and he would endeavour more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980654
  • 9781236980656