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The Cavaliers of Virginia

or, The Recluse of Jamestown. Vol. II

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Published: 1835
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,998 / 179 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 472
Added to site: 2011.10.03 30839

The second and last part of this adventure set in late 17th century Virginia. The story is about an uprising called Bacon's rebellion.

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ht and dried over the mouths; while others dexterously rattled dried bones and shuffled with their feet to their own music. Others chanted forth a monotonous death song; the whole forming the rudest, wildest, and most savage spectacle imaginable.

Bacon himself stood an unmoved spectator of all these barbarous ceremonies. He felt a desperate and reckless indifference to what might befall him. Human endurance had been stretched to its utmost verge, and he felt within him a longing desire to end the vain struggle in the sleep of death. To one like him, who had in the last few hours endured the mental tortures of a hundred deaths, their savage cruelties had no terrors. A faint hope indeed may have crossed his mind, that some warrior more impetuous than his comrades, might sink his tomahawk deep into his brain in summary vengeance for the death of their chief. But they better understood the delights of vengeance. After performing their rude war-dance for some time, they commenced the more immediate preparat



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