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The Settlers

A Tale of Virginia

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,529 / 174 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 803
Added to site: 2007.05.16
mnybks.net#: 16983
Genre: History
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ring our father. Gilbert was for setting out forthwith, taking Batten as his companion, and getting on board the first ship sailing for America; but even had our mother agreed to Gilbert's proposal, it was impracticable, as the old sailor was becoming worse and worse. We sent for the apothecary, and did all we could to restore his waning strength; but all was in vain, and before the next day was over he had breathed his last.

"We were now much troubled, for the means on which we had depended for discovering our father had thus been lost. We had no one with whom to consult; we talked and talked, but could come to no conclusion. `We will pray to God for guidance,' said our mother, `we will now, my children, go to rest; and to-morrow morning we will meet, with the hope that light will be afforded us to direct our course.'

"Her first words the following morning when she entered the parlour were: `Praise be to God--he has not left me any longer in doubt what to do--I have bethought me of Captain Amya

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