Excerpt from The Yemassee: A Romance of Carolina
A feeble colony of adventurers from a distant world had taken up its abode alongside of them. The weaknesses of the intruder were, at first, his only but sufirient protection with the unsophisti cated savage. The whiteman had his lands assigned him, and he trenched his furrows to receive the grain on the banks of Indian waters. The wild man looked on the humiliating labour, wondering as he did so, but without fear, and never dreaming for a moment of his own approaching subjection. Meanwhile, the adventurers grew daily more numerous, for their friends and relatives soon followed them across the ocean. They, too, had lands assigned them in turn, by the improvident savage; and increasing intima ciss, with uninterrupted security, day by day, won the former still more deeply into'the bosom of the forests, and more immediately in connexion with their wild possessors'; until, at length, we behold the log-house of the white man, rising up amid the thinned clump of woodland foliage, within hailing distance of the squat, clay hovel of the savage. Sometimes their smokes even united; and now and then the two, the European and his dusky guide, might be seen, pursuing, side by side and with the same dog, upon the cold track of the afi'righted deer or the yet more timorous turkey.
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