The Terrific Register: Or, Record of Crimes, Judgments, Providences, and Calamities ... (E-bok fra Google)

Sherwood, Jones, and Company, 1825
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Side 482 - ... all night. Although happy in having escaped from the Indians, his situation was still dreadful; he was completely naked, under a burning sun ; the soles of his feet were...
Side 481 - ... their traps at night, and took them up early in the morning, remaining concealed during the day. They were examining their traps early one morning, in a creek about six miles from that branch of the Missouri called Jefferson's Fork, and were ascending in a canoe, when they suddenly heard a great noise, resembling the trampling of animals ; but they could not ascertain the fact, as the high perpendicular banks on each side of the river impeded their view. Colter immediately pronounced it to be...
Side 102 - ... aloud, unable to contain himself. I could not hear what he said, but he went backward two or three steps and fell down in a swoon. The buriers ran to him and took him up, and in a little while he came to himself, and they led him away to the...
Side 37 - and said no more, but repeated those words continually, with a voice and countenance full of horror, a swift pace ; and nobody could ever find him to stop or rest, or take any sustenance, at least that ever I could hear of. I met this poor creature several times in the streets, and would have spoke to him, but he would not enter into speech with me or any one else, but held on his dismal cries continually.
Side 258 - My wife, either frozen with fear, or aware of the danger attending any attempt to fly, remained motionless in her place, while the children took refuge in her lap. The cry they uttered attracted my attention, and I hastened towards the door ; but my astonishment may well be conceived, when I found the entrance to it barred in such a way.
Side 102 - ... the buriers immediately gathered about him, supposing he was one of those poor delirious or desperate creatures that used to pretend, as I have said, to bury themselves. He said nothing...
Side 110 - Having groped his passage to the horizontal part of the den, the most terrifying darkness appeared in front of the dim circle of light afforded by his torch ; it was silent as the house of death ; none but monsters of the desert had ever before explored this solitary mansion of horror.
Side 37 - ... was originally raised by the follies of some people who got money by it, that is to say, by printing predictions and prognostications, I know not; but certain it is, books frighted them terribly; such as Lilly's Almanack, Gadbury's Astrological Predictions, Poor Robin's Almanack, and the like; also several pretended religious books, one entitled, " Come out of Her my People, lest you be partaker of her Plagues "; another called, "Fair Warning"; another, Britain's "Remembrancer," and many such...
Side 110 - The aperture of the den on the east side of a very high ledge of rocks is about two feet square. From thence it descends obliquely fifteen feet; then running horizontally about ten more, it ascends gradually sixteen feet towards its termination.
Side 249 - Jennings, whom they found fast asleep ; his pockets were searched, and from one of them was drawn a purse containing exactly nineteen guineas, which the gentleman identified. Jennings was dragged out of bed and charged with the robbery. He denied it most solemnly ; but the facts having been deposed to on oath by the gentleman and Mr Brunell, he was committed for trial. So strong did the circumstances appear against Jennings, that several of his friends advised him to plead guilty, and throw himself...

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