Titel: Nieuw Engelsch lees-, leer- en vertaalboek voor eerstbeginnenden
Auteur: Lagerwey, J.; Ludolph, L.J.C.
Uitgave: Gorinchem: J. Noorduyn en zoon, 1863
5e, verb. dr.
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5818
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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numbers of the bravest Poles dead on the ramparts. They
now concentrate all their forces to make a last and irresist-
ible assault upon the already wreakened garrison; Chraso-
nowski sees their preparations, trembles and appears to
lose his resolution; his wife, who did not quit him,
remarks his indecision; she draws two daggers from her
bosom, shows them to her husband, and, in a firm and
resolute tone, says: "If you surrender, this goes to your
heart and the other to mine." At the same moment, a
distant cannonade is heard; it is a Polish reinforcement;
it prevents the assault, attacks the Turks, and finally
compels them to raise the siege.
Ingeniousness of a poor Indian,
A French trader, travelling through the inland part of
North America, had the misfortune to founder his Aorse
in a swamp, of which there are many in that country,
and, finding he could not get him out, he was forced to
take his goods from his back, and carry them himself.
While he was thus pursuing his journey, almost exhausted
with fatigue, an Indian on horseback, overtook him, and
compassionately offered to take him and his pack to Crown-
Point , the next settlement, from which they were then
at no very considerable distance. Being arrived, the
Frenchman thought he might easily cheat the simple un-
suspecting Indian of his horse, and keep it as his own;
accordingly, while the Indian lay down to refresh himself,
the ungrateful wretch put his pack upon the horse, and
rode away with him. The Indian waking, and missing the
Frenchman and his horse, immediately followed them, and
brought both back to Crown-Point. The Frenchman com-
plained greatly of the cruel treatment he met with, saying:
"He overtook the Indian in the woods, and out of kind-
ness let him ride with him to that place, and that now
the ungrateful villain wanted to cheat him of his horse."