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16. After he had marched, through no pleasant paths, le this painful manner for many a tedious mile; the party, (who were exceflively fatigued) halted to breathe. His hands weje now immoderately lwelled from the tightnes of the ligature : and the pain had become intolerable. His feet were so much fcratched that the blood dropped faft froin thein.
17. Exhausted with bearing a burtlen above his strength and frantie with torments exquisite beyond endurance; he: entreated the Irish Interpreter to implore as the laft and on ly grace he defired of the Savages, that they would knock i him on the head and take his scalp at once, or loose his bands.
18. A French officer, instantly interposing, ordered his hands to be unbound and some of the packs to be taken off. By this time the Indian who captured him and had been abfent with the wounded, coming up gave him a pair of Mocafons and expressed great indignation at the unworthy freatinent his prisoner had fuffered.
19. That Savage Chiet again returned to the care of the wounded, and the Indians, about two hundred in number, went before the rest of the party to the place where the whole were, that night, to encamp. They took with them Major. Putnam, on whom (besides innumerable other out rages) they had the barbarity to inflict a deep wound with a tomahawk, in the left cheek.
20. His sufferings were in this place to be confummated. A scene of horror, infinitely greater than had ever met his eyes before, was now preparing. It was determined ta roast him Y.-For this purpose they led him into a dark forest, stripped him naked, bound him to a tree and piled dry bruch with other fuel, at a small distance, in a circle round him.
21. They accompanied their labors, as if for his funerad dirgey with screams and founds inimitable but by favage voices. They set the piles on ére. A fudden shower dan Bed the rising flame. Still they Atrove to kindle iti
, until, at last, the blaze ran fiercely round the circle. - Major Puti bain foon began to feel the fcorching heat. Hik hands were fu tied that he could move his body. He often shift ed fides as the fire a pproached...
2 d. This light, at the very idea of which all but Sara
ages muft Mudder, afforded the highest diverfion to his inq human tormentors, who demonstrated the delirium of their joy by correspondent yells, dances and gefticulations. He faw clearly that his final hour was inevitably come. He fummoned all his refolution and composed his mind, as fat as the circumstances could admit, to bid an eternal farewell to all he beld nioft dear.
23. To quit the world would scarcely have coft a fingle pang but for the idea of home, but for the remembrance of domeftic endearments, of the affectionate partner of his soul, and of their beloved offspring. His thought was ultimately fixed on a bappier state of existence, beyond the tortures he was beginning to endure.
24. The bitterness of death, even of that death which is accompanied with the keeneft agonies, was, in a man. ter past nature, with a feeble Iruggle, _was quitting its laft hold on sublunary things--when a French oficer mulhed through the croud, opened a way by scattering the burning brands, and unbound the victim. Molang himself-to whom a Savage, unwilling to see another human facrifice immolated, had run and communicated the tidings
25. That commandant fpurned and feverely reprimand. ed the barbariaris, whose noctural Powwas he luddenly ended. Putnam did not want for feelings or gratitude. The French Commander, fearing to truft him alone with them, remained until he could deliver him in safety into the hands of his master.
26. The Savage approached his prisoner kindly and feeined to treat him with particular affection. He offered him fome hard biscuit, but finding that he could not chew them, on account of the blow he had received fron the Frenchman, this more humane Savage soaked some of the biscuit in water and made him fuck the pulp-like part.
27. Determined, however, not to lofe his captive (the refreshment being finished ) he took the mocafons from his feet and tied them to one of his wrists; then directing him to lie down on his back upon the bare ground, he stretched one arm to its full length, and bound it fast to a young tree; the other arm, was extended and bound in the fame manner. his legs were stretched apart and fastened to two faplinga.
::28. Then a number of tall; bat fjender poles were cut down; which, with some long bushes, were laid acrofs his body from head to toot: on each fide lay as many Indians as could conveniently find lodging, in order to prevent the poflibility of his escape. In this disagreeable and painful perture he remained until morning.
29. During this night, the longest and most dreary conceivable, our hero ufed to relate that he felt'a ray of cheerfulness come casually across his mind, and could not even refrain from smiling, when he reflected on this ludicrous group for a painter, of which he himself was the principal-figure.
30. The next day he was allowed his blanket and roccafons, and permitted to march without carrying any pack, or receiving any insult. To allay his extreme huni ger, a 'little bear's meat was given, which he fucked through his teeth. At night, the party arrived at Ticons deroga and the prisoner was placed under the care of French guard.
3!. The Savages, who had been prevented trom glatting their diabolical thirft for blood, took every oppor tunity of manifesting their malevolence for the difap pointment, by horrid grimages and angry gedures; but they were fuffered no more to offer violence or personal in dignity to him.
32. After having been examined by the Marquis de Montcalm, Major Putram was conducted to Montreal by 'n French officer, who treated him with tho greatek indulgenct and honaity.
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his at the westward, went out in the morning with his dag and gun, in qucft of game. Venturing too far from the garrison, he was fired upon by an Indian, who was lutking in the bushes, and instantly fell to the ground.
2. The Indian running to him, ftruck him on the head with his tomahawk in order to dispatch hint; but the but ton of his hat fortunately warding off the edge, he was only ftunned by the blow. With favage brutality he applied the sculping Knife, and hastened away with this trophy of his horrid cruelty, leaving the officer for dead, and none. to rolieve or con ele a'm, but his faithful dog.
3. The afficted creature gave every: expreffion of his attachment, fidelity, and affection. He licked the wounds with inexpreffible tenderness and mourred the face of his beloved master. Having performed every office which fym, pathy dictated, or fagacity could invent, without being able to remove his master front the fatal spot, or procure from him any signs of life, or his wonted expressions of affection to him, he ran off in quest of help.
4. Bending his course towards the river, where two men were fishing he 'urged them by all the powers of native rhe, toric to accompaný bim to the woods. The men were sufpicious of a decoy to an ambuseade, and dared not venture to follow the dog; who, finding all his caresses fail, returned to the care of his malter; and, licking his wounds a fe, cond time, renewed all his tenderncfles ; but with no better fuccess than before.
5. Again he returned to the men once more to try hiş skill in alluring them to his assistance. In this attempt he was more successful than in the other. The men, seeing his folicitude, began to think the dog might have discovered fome valuable game, and determined to hazard the confequences of following him.
6. Fransperted with his success the affectionate creature hurried them along by every expression of ardour. Presenta ly they arrived at the spot, where behold, an officer wound, ed, fcalped, weltering in his own gore, and faint with the slofs of blood. 7.
Suffice it to say, he was yet alive. They carried him to the fort, where the first dressings were performed. A fuppuration immediately took place, and he was foon conveyed to the hospital at Albany, where in a few weeks he entirely recovered, and was able to return to his duty. 8. This worthy officer owed his life, probably, to the fidelity of this fagacious dog. His tongue, which the gentleman afterwards declared gave him the most exquisite plea. sure, clarified the wound in the most effectual mand:r add his perseverance brought that assistance, without which he muft soon have perished.
9. My dog the trustiest of his kind,
With gratitude infiames my mind; :
Volcanoes of Iceland, abridged from the Encyclopedia
CELAND is noted for volcanoes, which seem to be
more furious there than in any other part of the world. They begin with a subterraneous rambling noisc, with a roaring and cracking in the place, from whence the fire is to burst forth. Fiery meteors also proceed the eruption of fire, and sometimes fhocks of earthquakes.
e. The drying up of small lakes, streams and rivulets, is also considered as a sign of an approaching eruption; but the immediate forerunner is the bursting of the mass of ice on the mountains. Flames then ilue froin the earth, and lightning and fire balls from the smoke, and stones and ashes, de throwin to a vast distance. In 1759, a stone 290 pounds weight was thrown 24 miles. 3.
The rolt tremendous eruption ever known was in 1783. Its first sign was perceived on the firft of June, by a trembling of the earth in the western part of the province of Shapterfall: It continued and increafed till the 17th day, when the inhabitants quitted their houses and lay in tents. A continual smoke was seen to arise out of the earth in the northern parts of the Iland, and three fire fpouts broke forth in different places.
4. The fe fpouts of fire ascended to a vast height, so as to be visible at the distance of 200 miles. Immenfe quantities of athes, sand and other substances; were caft up and spread over the country. The atmosphere was so filled with their as to be rendered dark, and great damage was done by the pumice ftones which fell red kot in large quantities.
5. The shower continued for many days. The fire fometimes appeared in a continued stream, and fometimes in Hafhes, with a noife like thunder, which lasted the whole himmer. At the same time fell vaft quantities of rain, impregnated with acid and falts, which corroded the face and hands of the people ; in other places there'fell showers of hail, which did much damage. In places near the fire, the grass and every green thing was destroyed : being covered with a crust of a fulphurous and sutty
6. Such thick vapours were raifed by this conflict of adverse elenients, that the fun was obscured and appeared kke blood; and the whole face of nature seemed to be