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Four American Indians

King Philip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola

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Co-author: Edson L. Whitney
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,609 / 160 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 855
Added to site: 2008.05.21
mnybks.net#: 20973
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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and on this occasion had stolen a bag of beans and some more corn.

How Philip's anger increased as he heard his father talk the matter over with the other Indians!

A few days afterwards Philip heard still other news of the English. They had come ashore a third time. The Indians had watched them from a distance. Finally, when a good opportunity offered itself, thirty or forty Indians quietly surrounded the palefaces, and at a given signal every one of them yelled at the top of his voice and began to shoot arrows at the hated visitors.

For a time it looked as if the palefaces would be driven into the water. But soon they fired their guns, and the Indians ran away frightened at the noise.

Philip was greatly interested in the description that was given of a gun. He had never so much as heard of one before, and he thought it very strange that any one should be afraid of little pieces of lead. He could not see why it was not as easy to dodge bullets as it was to dodge arrows.

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