They were, consequently, the first dispossessed; and the seemingly inevitable fate of all these people, who disappear before the advances, or it might be termed the inroads, of civilization, as the verdure of their native
forests falls before the nipping frosts, is represented as having already befallen them.
The Pyncheons, if all stories were true, haughtily as they bore themselves in the noonday streets of their native
town, were no better than bond-servants to these plebeian Maules, on entering the topsy-turvy commonwealth of sleep.
The third mate was Flask, a native
of Tisbury, in Martha's Vineyard.
These descendants of the sect of Zoroaster--the most thrifty, civilised, intelligent, and austere of the East Indians, among whom are counted the richest native
merchants of Bombay--were celebrating a sort of religious carnival, with processions and shows, in the midst of which Indian dancing-girls, clothed in rose-coloured gauze, looped up with gold and silver, danced airily, but with perfect modesty, to the sound of viols and the clanging of tambourines.
After a time, the natives
began to make their appearance, and sometimes in considerable numbers, but always pacific; the trappers, however, suspected them of deep-laid plans to draw them into ambuscades; to crowd into and get possession of their camp, and various other crafty and daring conspiracies, which, it is probable, never entered into the heads of the poor savages.
They would run in near shore, anchor, and wait for the natives
to come off in their canoes with peltries.
They spoke in the native
language, of which I had learnt but half a dozen words, and it sounded as though the world would shortly come to an end; but presently peace was restored and Tiare gave the cook a cigarette.
The promised land for the French during their advance had been Moscow, during their retreat it was their native
The chief offered him a hut, but Tarzan, from past experience of native
dwellings, preferred the open air, and, further, he had plans of his own that could be better carried out if he remained beneath the tree.
We had scarcely any at first, but Trent found 'em somehow, Kru boys and native
Zulus and broken-down Europeans - any one who could hold a pick.
AFTER a great expenditure of life and treasure a Daring Explorer had succeeded in reaching the North Pole, when he was approached by a Native
Galeut who lived there.
Low believes that whenever a whale is cast on shore, the natives
bury large pieces of it in the sand, as a resource in time of famine; and a native
boy, whom he had on board, once found a stock thus buried.