By Lawton B. Evans
Number of 100 action-packed tales, overlaying the variety of yank heritage, from the 1st stopover at of Leif the fortunate to the exploits of Sergeant York in international battle I. In referring to the lengthy, exciting tale of the pains and triumphs of the pioneers and patriots, the writer goals to gratify the affection of kids for the dramatic and picturesque, to meet them with tales which are actual, and to lead them to accustomed to the good characters within the heritage in their personal kingdom. appropriate for a while nine and up.
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The trade was very smooth, for smiling and fair words were spoken. " Then came a Chief, whetting his knife. " Then, turning to Standish, he said, "You are a great Captain, if you are a little man. " Then Standish gave a signal, and sprang upon the boasting Indian. Snatching the knife from the hands of the astonished savage, he drove it through his heart, laying him dead on the floor. The companions of the Captain made an onslaught on the other Indians, whereupon they all fled shrieking to the woods.
All went well with the little colony. The houses were ready for the coming winter, the crops were growing, and the Indians were friendly. There was great rejoicing when it was announced that Mrs. Dare, the daughter of the Governor, had a little baby girl, the first white child of English parents to be born in America. Governor White thought he might safely sail back to England in order to get some supplies for the winter; he planned to return to his colony in a few weeks. So he went to England, leaving his happy people on Roanoke Island.
This so enraged the Turkish soldiers that another officer rode out to avenge his comrade's death. But he shared a like fate, and Smith carried his head away on the end of his spear. Then with a great show of daring he rode up to the Turkish lines, and challenged another to come out and give him battle. Nothing daunted, a third Turk, big and fierce, came forth on a fresh horse. Smith was tired out by this time, having killed two men, but he spurred his horse into the combat. As the two came together, Smith fell to the ground, and his companions thought he was dead.