Thus we behold Kentucke, lately an howling wilderness, the habitation of savages and wild beasts, become a fruitful field; this region, so favourably distinguished by nature, now become the habitation of civilization, at a period unparalleled in history, in the midst of a raging war, and under all the disadvantages of emigration to a country so remote from the inhabited parts of the continent.
Soon after this, my companion in captivity, John Stewart, was killed by the savages, and the man that came with my brother returned home by himself.
The approach of night put an end to the skirmishing fire of the adverse parties, and the savages
drew off without renewing their hostilities.
Our arms, which were noiseless, could only produce a moderate effect on the savages
, who have little respect for aught but blustering things.
The main articles sought by the savages
in barter were knives; as fast as some were supplied they moved off, and others succeeded.
Without deigning to bestow further words, or to wait for any answer, the savage
cast his rifle into the hollow of his arm, and moved silently through the encampment toward the woods where his own tribe was known to lie.
that of falling into the hands of cannibals and savages
, who would have seized on me with the same view as I would on a goat or turtle; and have thought it no more crime to kill and devour me than I did of a pigeon or a curlew.
A grim smile lay upon the ape-man's lips, for he knew that he had taken his life in his hands to free this savage
jungle fellow; nor would it have surprised him had the cat sprung upon him the instant that it had been released.
Perhaps it will be found that just in proportion as some have been placed in outward circumstances above the savage
, others have been degraded below him.
The very dulness of this grovelling-minded savage
, who continued gazing at the supposed conjuror with a sort of stupid admiration, opposed now the only obstacle to the complete success of his artifice.
To be alone in the heart of an unexplored wilderness of Central Africa with a savage
wild man was in itself sufficiently appalling, but to feel also that this man was a blood enemy, that he hated her and her kind and that in addition thereto he owed her a personal grudge for an attack she had made upon him in the past, left no loophole for any hope that he might accord her even the minutest measure of consideration.
This man was poor Jemmy, -- now a thin, haggard savage
, with long disordered hair, and naked, except a bit of blanket round his waist.
Without letting any blood from the body, it was immediately carried to a fire which had been kindled near at hand and four savages
taking hold of the carcass by its legs, passed it rapidly to and fro in the flames.
eyes blazed into the direction from which the wind had borne down the warning to him and a moment later the grasses at one side of the clearing parted and Numa, the lion, strode majestically into view.
After having mused a great while on the course they should take, they resolved at last, while it was still dark, to send the old savage
, Friday's father, out as a spy, to learn, if possible, something concerning them, as what they came for, what they intended to do, and the like.