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OP THE

STIRLING CASTLE,

CONTAINING

A FAITHFUL NARRATIVE OF THE DREADFUL

SUFFERINGS OF THE CREW,

AND THE

CRUEL MURDER OF CAPTAIN FRASER

BY THE SAVAGES.

ALSO,

THE HORRIBLE BARBARITY OF THE CANNIBALS INFLICTED UPON

THE CAPTAIN'S WIDOW,

WHOSE UNPARALLELED SUFFERINGS ARE STATED BY HERSELF, AND

CORROBORATED BY THE OTHER SURVIVORS.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

THE NARRATIVE OF THE WRECK OF THE

CHARLES EATON,

IN THE SAME LATITUDE.

Embellished with Engravings, Portraits ,and Scenes illustrative of the Narrative.

BY JOHN CURTIS.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY GEORGE VIRTUE, IVY LANE,

AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.

M.DCCC.XXXVIII.

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LONDON:

JOHN RIDER, PRINTER,

14, Bartholomew Close.

5800 37-50M

INTRODUCTION.

MULTITUDINOUS as are the ills which “flesh is heir to,” and multifarious as are the miseries of human life, they become, from their frequency, common-place subjects of remark, and merely excite a transient sympathy in the mind. There are, however, incidents in the pilgrimage of some, which force themselves upon our observation with a power which at once arouses our attention, startles our imagination, excites our surprise, and calls forth our admiration ; such is the history about to be narrated. To develope to the world the sufferings of our species, is at no time a pleasant task ; but when a writer has to detail the hardships which the fairest, the most sensitive, and the kindestm" the best gift God bestowed on man” have endured, perils unheard of in modern times, and sufferings almost beyond human endurance, its unpleasantness is ten-fold augmented.

It would be premature to anticipate all the events which will be detailed in the subsequent pages, further than at present to observe, that being communicated by the lips of truth, they shall, as far as the power of the writer extends, be narrated by the pen of fidelity; and his aim will

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