Virginia Dare; A Romance of the Sixteenth Century

Virginia Dare; A Romance of the Sixteenth Century

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...him, child, this is not his land. He cannot hear us when we speak to him. There is no priest or altar to hallow the land.' But, Iosco, when I am alone in the forest sometimes, and all is still, I can almost hear him speaking to me, and I feel and know that he is close to me, and I want so much to know him. I can only kneel down and say as mamma used, 'Dear Lord, ' and I know he hears me. Beth or Patience or any of the others does not know as much as I: they have forgotten, or were never. taught as I was, and you know I could not ask any of the men. Patience says they are the very worst that came over from England. I wish you knew, Iosco." He did not reply; and they sat quietly together, only the song of the little birds above, and the sound of the falling water broke the perfect stillness. CHAPTER X. CHAPTER X. " There are moments in life of real sorrow, when we judge things by a higher standard, and care vastly little what people say."--J. H. Ewinq. " And the forests dark and lonely, Moved through all their depths of darkness, Sighed, ' Farewell.' " Longfellow. Manteo was a wise and brave chief, as well as a good and thoughtful one, and was much loved by his people. The dozen Englishmen who yet remained as the remnant of the Roanoke settlers could not understand the reverence with which the savages treated their leader. His word was law. His decisions were just, without regard to whom he was judging. One autumn the twelve white men sat at their work of hollowing wooden bowls. As they worked, they talked about their future, and the prospect of seeing England again, which all confessed was very small. " I tell you," said one, who looked strangely like Jack Barnes, and was, in fact, his brother, "I tell you what it is, fellows, we'll never see...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679970
  • 9781236679970