Winter Evenings, Or, Tales of Travellers Volume 2
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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...time the-chief appears to have been attracted by the love of plunder; for he lefl; the captives, and proceeded to rifle the trunks which had been brought on shore, the Indians following his example. The next day, the chief came into a tent, which the ship's company had erected to shelter themselves from the rain, and sitting down amongst them, he again asked whether they were English, directly addressing his question to Robert Barrow. Now, though the rest of the company had assumed the name of Spaniards, in hopes it would be the means of saving their lives, .(some directly telling a falsehood, and others giving evasive answers, ) this bourageous man, who had been accustomed to speak the truth from his heart, resolved to do neither the one nor the other; but when the chief demanded whether he was an Englishman, he answered, " Yes." I.1-IARRY. ' Then, I suppose, the Indian 'cl1iefkill'ed him; ' MRS. B.. No, he did not; and this was the rea son I told youthe story. 'I think no man. could have greater cause for thinking that if he spoke the truth it would cost him his life; but he was willing to do his' duty, at whatever risk; and I think you will be glad to hear, that though he was an infirm old man, he struggled through all the hardships that followed the shipwreck, and arrived safely at Philadelphia, where he soon afterwards died in peace. HARRY. 'I like this Robert Barrow very much, mamma. Did you know him?. MRS. B. No; he died before I was born. He was one of the Society of Friends, among whom his memory is still respected. LUCY. It seems, from these stories, that when people are so naughty as to tell lies, they get no good by it; 'and when they have courage to speak the truth, they do not suffer any...
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