Union Fourth Reader; Embracing a Full Exposition of the Principles of Rhetorical Reading, with Numerous Exercises for Practice, Both in Prose and Poetry, Various in Style and Carefully Adapted to the Purposes of Teaching in Schools of

Union Fourth Reader; Embracing a Full Exposition of the Principles of Rhetorical Reading, with Numerous Exercises for Practice, Both in Prose and Poetry, Various in Style and Carefully Adapted to the Purposes of Teaching in Schools of

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...than this, he sought revenge against his countrymen by plotting treason against his country. 3. Soon after forming this bad design, he opened a secret correspondence with the English General, Henry Clinton, and, at the same time, asked General Washington to give him tho command of West Point, an important post on the Hudson river. Washington let him have it, and this he determined to betray into the hands of the enemy, provided he could make out of it a good bargain for himself. 4. He wroteto General Clinton what he would do, and asked to have a secret interview with some English officer, in order to agree upon the terms. General Clinton was delighted; for he thought an army divided against itself, must prove an easy conquest; and he asked Major Andre, a gallant young officer, to meet Arnold, and seitle the price of his treason. 5. Andre did not wish to engage in such business; but he obeyed, and went up the Hudson in an English sloop-ofwar for this purpose. Arnold agreed to meetjiim at a certain spot, and when night came on, sent a little boat to bring him ashore. He landed at the foot of a mountain called the Long Clove, on the western side of the river, a few miles from Haverstraw, where he found the traitor hid in a clump of bushes. ' 6. Little did poor Andre foresee the fatal consequences of this step. All that still star-light night they sat and talked; daylight came, and the business was not concluded. t Jy$fo dismissed the boatmen, and led his companion to.solitary farm.-house on the river's bank, where the papers were finally drawn up, and hid in one of Andre's stockings. Andre felt how exposed he was to danger in the enemy's country, and heartily wished himself back to the sloop. 7. Forced now, however, to go by land, Arnold gave him a...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236625113