Border tales around the camp fire, in the Rocky mountains

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1878 - 243 pagina's

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Pagina xii - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it: I have killed many: I have fully glutted my vengeance.
Pagina 173 - The book for all boys in whom the love of travel and adventure is strong. They will find here plenty to amuse them and much to instruct them besides.
Pagina 87 - The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
Pagina 113 - God, in his wise providence, to take out of this world the soul of our deceased brother, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; looking for the general Resurrection in the last, day, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ...
Pagina 166 - PS The Lord is on our side. When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn. We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels and got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves. TRAVIS.
Pagina 113 - We therefore commit his Body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the Resurrection of the Body when the Sea shall give up her dead...
Pagina 163 - The action, according to Santa Anna's report, lasted thirty minutes. It was certainly short ; and possibly no longer space passed between the moment the enemy fronted the breach and that when resistance died out. Some of the incidents which have to be related separately no doubt occurred simultaneously, and occupied very little time. " The account of the assault which Yoakum and others have adopted as authentic, is evidently one which popular tradition has based on conjecture.
Pagina 159 - Gonzales, which he did. On the following night, the ist of March, a company of thirty-two men from Gonzales made its way through the enemy's lines, and entered the Alamo never again to leave it. This must have raised the force to 188 men or thereabout, as none of the original number of 156 had fallen. On the night of the 3d of March, Travis sent out another courier with a letter of that date to the government, which reached its destination. In that last...
Pagina 160 - The immediate command of the assault was entrusted to General Castrillon, a Spaniard by birth, and a brilliant soldier. Santa Anna took his station, with a part of his staff and all the regimental bands, at a battery south of the Alamo, and near the old bridge, from which...
Pagina 164 - Anna to spare their lives; but he was sternly rebuked, and the men ordered to be shot, which was done. Owing to the hurried manner in which the mandate was obeyed, and the confusion prevailing at the moment, a Mexican...

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