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The Story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith

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Author: E. Boyd Smith
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,621 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 715
Added to site: 2008.02.03
mnybks.net#: 19943
More Info: www.gutenberg.org
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trap was well laid, Pocahontas, risking her own life, stole silently through the deep woods in the dark, cold night, to the Captain's tent, and, with tears in her eyes, warned him of his danger, urging him to fly.

Thus forewarned he was on his guard, and, with his soldiers, beat back his enemies when they came, and even forced them to bring the much needed corn, by threatening to destroy their village.

And so Pocahontas saved Captain John Smith's life for the second time.

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17. CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH SAILS FOR ENGLAND

Always watchful and brave, Captain John Smith worked zealously to make the colony a success. One day, while returning from treating with the Indians for a new and better site for Jamestown, he was seriously injured by the accidental explosion of a bag of gunpowder in his boat. His clothes were set on fire and he had to throw himself into the river to escape being burned to death.

His wounds were so grievous that he could no longer govern the col

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