By Lawton B. Evans
Selection of 100 action-packed tales, overlaying the variety of yankee historical past, from the 1st stopover at of Leif the fortunate to the exploits of Sergeant York in global struggle I. In bearing on the lengthy, exciting tale of the pains and triumphs of the pioneers and patriots, the writer goals to gratify the affection of youngsters for the dramatic and picturesque, to meet them with tales which are precise, and to cause them to acquainted with the good characters within the heritage in their personal nation. appropriate for a long time nine and up.
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He paid for all these things himself, for he was not only a fine soldier and sailor, but was also one of the best business men of his time. Among the cherished plans of Raleigh was one to found a colony in the New World. The Queen said he might plant a colony in America anywhere he could find a place, but that he must do so at his own expense. The Queen was as thrifty as Raleigh was adventurous. So he fitted out two ships, and collected a lot of poor people who were willing to go anywhere, and he sent them across the ocean to plant a colony in the New World.
The wary Captain did not close his eyes. He could not understand what they said, but their actions were suspicious. Pacing to and fro, keeping his gun always ready, he watched through the long night for any sign of attack. " asked an Indian. "I have no desire to sleep in the house of a stranger," replied Standish. In the morning, Standish backed out of the house, making the Indian follow him to his boat, and even back to Plymouth. The Massachusetts Indians formed a plot to destroy all the English at Plymouth.
As they neared the village, she came out to meet them and welcome them, hoping thus to make friends with them. She was borne on a litter by four of her subjects. She alighted before De Soto, and made signs of peace and friendship. Taking a double string of pearls, which she wore, she hung it around the neck of De Soto and bade him follow her into the village. Here the party rested for awhile, entertained by the Princess and her people. But De Soto ill repaid her kindness. On leaving, he and his men robbed the village of all the valuables they could find, and took the Princess captive.