The Modern Voyager & Traveller, Through Europe, Asia, Africa, & America ...

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H. Fisher, Son, and P. Jackson, 1836 - America

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Page 185 - Indian customs, he knew that he had now to run for his life, with the dreadful odds of five or six hundred against him, and those armed Indians ; therefore cunningly replied that he was a very bad runner, although he was considered by the hunters as remarkably swift. The...
Page 158 - The men in the hindmost canoes discovered a large brown bear lying in the open grounds, about three hundred paces from the river ; six of them, all good hunters, immediately went to attack him, and, concealing themselves by a small eminence, came unperceived within forty paces of him ; four of the hunters now fired, and each lodged a ball in his body, two of them directly through the lungs : the furious animal...
Page 139 - The party consisted of nine young men from Kentucky, fourteen soldiers of the United States army who volunteered their services, two French watermen — an interpreter and hunter — and a black servant belonging to captain...
Page 295 - In the solitude of the seas, we hail a star as a friend from whom we have long been separated. Among the Portuguese and the Spaniards, peculiar motives seem to increase this feeling ; a religious sentiment attaches them to a constellation, the form of which recalls the sign of the faith planted by their ancestors in the deserts of the New World...
Page 186 - They were frequently on the raft during the day, and were seen through the chinks by Colter, who was congratulating himself on his escape, until the idea arose that they might set the raft on fire. In horrible suspense he remained until night, when hearing no more of the Indians, he dived...
Page 179 - Indians give the name of wappatoo, is their great article of food, and almost the staple article of commerce on the Columbia. It is never out of season...
Page 165 - ... their heads flattened in such a manner that the forehead is in a straight line from the nose to the crown of the head...
Page 296 - It is a time-piece that advances very regular nearly four minutes a day ; and no other group of stars exhibits to the naked eye, an observation of time so easily made.
Page 185 - They were first inclined to set him up as a mark to shoot at; but the chief interfered, and seizing him by the shoulder, asked him if he could run fast. Colter, who had been some time amongst the Kee-kat-sa, or Crow Indians, had in a considerable degree acquired the Blackfoot language, and was also well acquainted with Indian customs.
Page 160 - Indian road through the interval of the hills, arrived at the top of a ridge, from which they saw high mountains, partially covered with snow, still to the west of them. The ridge on which they stood formed the dividing line between the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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