Tales of Three Centuries; A Huguenot Family, the Pilgrim Fathers, the Desert, Tr. (by E. Millard and M. Archer).

Tales of Three Centuries; A Huguenot Family, the Pilgrim Fathers, the Desert, Tr. (by E. Millard and M. Archer).

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...was evidently not fertile, and a settlement further inland was attended with dangers too serious for the establishment of the first station there to be thought of. The shallop was finished, and the researches might be carried further. It was resolved to take the captain of the Mayflower with some sailors; and thirty men embarked, therefore, in the shallop and long-boat. The weather was bad, and the sea rough; it was snowing, and the cold was intense. The passengers left on board the Mayflower were anxious, but no one spoke of his uneasiness, for every Puritan had learned to bear his burden in silence before God. No faintheartedness was visible in the austere countenances of the men engaged in cleaning their arms, in preparing ropes, or in repairing old ironwork for the buildings which were projected. Master Brewster, with his head bowed in his hands, was praying inwardly. He was too old to take part in expeditions; but he had still all a young man's ardour, and it was difficult for him to possess his soul in patience. The women (thank God, they have always occupation) were mending the children's clothes, and those which the pilgrims had torn in their last expedition on shore. "We passed through thickets which seemed likely to tear even our corselets," said Master Standish to his wife. The corselets had held firm, but the women had plenty to do to mend the remainder. Mistress Carver did not leave her son's bedside, but Anne took care of the little Oceanus, and at the same time repaired her father's and brothers' clothes; Mistress Hopkins was ironing near her. The latter stopped suddenly, and putting down her iron, gazed at the young girl. "You dwell in peace, Anne Carver," she said; "no shadow ever passes over your...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490940
  • 9781236490940