By Lawton B. Evans
Number of 100 action-packed tales, overlaying the diversity of yank heritage, from the 1st stopover at of Leif the fortunate to the exploits of Sergeant York in global conflict I. In pertaining to the lengthy, exciting tale of the pains and triumphs of the pioneers and patriots, the writer goals to gratify the affection of youngsters for the dramatic and picturesque, to meet them with tales which are real, and to cause them to accustomed to the nice characters within the heritage in their personal nation. compatible for a while nine and up.
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ON A TREE NEARBY WAS CARVED THE WORD 'CROATAN'. Governor White, when he saw this, thought he knew what had become of the colonists, because he had told them that if, for any cause, it was necessary for them to move away, they should carve on a tree or door-post the name of the place to which they were going. Croatan was the name of a tribe of Indians, and the Governor at once thought his colonists had gone to the island where those Indians lived. He tried to reach this island, but storms arose and blew him off his path.
But the Spaniards wanted more and more gold, and Cortez became anxious, for the natives were growing tired and unfriendly. He felt that he was walking over a volcano that might blow up at any minute. A Mexican slew one of his soldiers. This proved to Montezuma's subjects that the white man could be killed. Cortez demanded that the murderer be turned over to him for punishment, and, when this was done, the Spaniards burned him alive in the public square. The Mexicans became more sullen and dangerous.
They looked at the trembling needle, which they could see but not touch, on account of the glass, and were so astonished that they decided not to kill Smith at once, but to send him to Powhatan. When Powhatan saw the white man, he was greatly pleased, and ordered him fed abundantly that he might be fat when the time came to kill him. Smith ate so much bread and deer meat and vegetables that he fell ill, and asked Powhatan to let him send word to his friends at Jamestown. Smith wrote a note on a piece of bark, with a bit of burnt stick, and gave it to a messenger to take to the colony.
America First by Lawton B. Evans