Tecumseh; Chief of the Shawanoes. a Tale of the War of 1812

Tecumseh; Chief of the Shawanoes. a Tale of the War of 1812

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...correctness of the youth's theory as to their method of pursuit. It was dangerous for him to watch them, but he did so until, reaching the farther side, they leaped to the ground, probably expecting to find the trail after a minute's search. Failing in that, they began a systematic hunt for it. When this point was attained, the crouching fugitive knew it would not do for him to watch further. In making their circuit of the boulders, as they were certain to do, they would come perilously near his hiding-place. The exposure of the slightest part of his body would betray him and he was too wise to run the risk. But a most dangerous feature of the business now presented itself: what would be the conclusion of the couple after making the circuit of the rocks without finding the telltale footprints? Would it not naturally be that the young man was hiding somewhere among the boulders themselves? If so, then they would continue their hunt there. "And if I stay in this spot they will come upon me," was his thought, as he glanced around for some more secure hiding-place. Fortune favored him in this respect, for at his feet was an inward curve of one of the boulders, between which he was stooping, sufficiently large to admit his body. Better still, it would not be noticed by any one from above, and would have escaped the eye of the youth but for his prone position. Stooping still lower, he crawled beneath as far as he could get, and then stretched out, backing against the stone wall to the rear as closely as if his life depended upon it, which was probably the fact. As he lay, the huge boulder projected more than a foot beyond his body. The sun was so low in the sky that the open space between the rocks, upon which he could look, and which was no...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657527X
  • 9781236575272