The Adventures of a Forty-niner

An Historic Description of California, with Events and Ideas of San Francisco and Its People in Those Early Days

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Author: Daniel Knower
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,645 / 101 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 2,545
Added to site: 2007.12.29
mnybks.net#: 19537
Genre: History
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n the evening we arrived at the first stopping place, eight miles on our way up the river, where we both made ourselves at home, excited at the strangeness of the scene, surrounded by the thatched huts of the natives, who were having a dance on the square in the village. After we had been there an hour, we thought our men had their rest, and it was time to go on according to our contract, to be rowed night and day.

In the meantime it seems the natives had taken some offense at Lieutenant M.'s familiarity, and they appeared with handles of long knives projecting back of their necks in a threatening manner. We likewise learned that that was the home of one of our men, and that he proposed to stay there all night in violation of the contract. So we had a consultation to decide what to do to get away. It was pitch dark; we laid our plan. Lieutenant M. beckoned one of the men away from the dance as if he wanted to give him something, and drew his pistol on him and marched him down to the boat, while I, with

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