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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 458

Volume 18, New Series, October 9, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,936 / 69 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.5
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 556
Added to site: 2008.01.01
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Genre: Periodical
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I had frightened away had described me to his countrymen as some savage monster, and this valiant band had come out against me, to hunt me to the death. I resolved at once to be sure of their object before they came to a disagreeable proximity; and with this view, started suddenly to my feet, and shouted as loud as I could.

My fears were but too well founded. At the first sound of my voice, the leaders recoiled a few steps upon the main body, who stood still for a few minutes, apparently in consultation, the result of which was, that the firearms changed owners, and two bold fellows stepped to the front, and, levelling their pieces, kept my naked body covered with their muzzles, and only refrained from pulling triggers until they should have arrived within killing distance. It was plain I had no time to lose if I would once more try the river, the only chance now remaining to me. I turned and hobbled away as fast as my wounded limb would let me, plunged into the nearest pool, sprawled through the next

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