Margaret Pumphreys Pilgrim Stories Hall, Elvajean

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Published: 1961

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Margaret Pumphreys Pilgrim Stories  by  Hall, Elvajean

Margaret Pumphreys Pilgrim Stories by Hall, Elvajean
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... TWO LITTLE CAPTIVES ONMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... TWO LITTLE CAPTIVES ON a sunny hillside, near the river, a boy was cutting corn. It was late in September, but the day was warm. This is just the day for a row on the river, said Isaac Bradley to himself. As he looked over the bright, smoothly-flowing water, he saw a little boat coming toward him.

In it, as the boat neared the shore, he saw his friend Joseph, who lived in the village of Haverhill a mile farther down the river. Joseph tied his boat to the root of a tree on the bank, and came up into the field. Get your line and lets go fishing, he cried, as he climbed the hill. I cannot go until I finish cutting this corn, answered Isaac. There are only a few rows more. Give me a knife and I will help you, said Joseph. So he took one of the strong, sharp, corn knives and began to cut the dry stalks near the ground.

In those days no one had thought of making a corncutter that should be drawn by horses. Cutting corn with a knife was slow, hard work. When they reached the end of the row, the boys stopped to rest. How warm and tired they were! They were on the top of the hill now, near the edge of the woods. The forest once came quite down to the river. It had taken Mr. Bradley, and his father also, many years to clear the trees off this field. The boys sat down in the shade of a tree to talk about their plans for the afternoon.

Presently Joseph said, Let us get a good, cool drink from the spring, and then finish cutting that corn. Near the edge of the forest a spring of clear, cold water bubbled up out of the rocks. A tiny stream flowed from the spring and danced merrily down the hillside to join the broad river. Joseph and Isaac knelt on the mossy rocks to drink. Suddenly two painted Indian warriors sprang from behind the...



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