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Page 1 - It happened one day about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man's naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen in the sand. I stood like one thunderstruck, or as if I had seen an apparition.
Page 76 - America are, but of a bright kind of a dun olive-colour, that had in it something very agreeable, though not very easy to describe. His face was round and plump ; his nose small, not flat like the Negroes' ; a very good mouth, thin lips, and his fine teeth well set, and as white as ivory.
Page 6 - Upon this, rising cheerfully out of my bed, my heart was not only comforted, but I was guided and encouraged to pray earnestly to God for deliverance. When I had done praying, I took up my Bible, and opening it to read, the first words that presented to me were, " Wait on the Lord, and be of good cheer, and He shall strengthen thy heart ; wait, I say, on the Lord.
Page 1 - But after innumerable fluttering thoughts, like a man perfectly confused and out of myself, I came home to my fortification, not feeling, as we say, the ground I went on, but terrified to the last degree, looking behind me at every two or three steps, mistaking...
Page 72 - I slowly advanced towards the two that followed ; then rushing at once upon the foremost, I knocked him down with the stock of my piece. I was loath to fire, because I would not have the rest hear ; though at that distance it would not have been easily heard, and being out of sight of the smoke, too, they would not have easily known what to make of it.
Page 76 - He had a very good countenance, not a fierce and surly aspect, but seemed^to have something very manly in his face ; and yet he had all the sweetness and softness of an European in his countenance too, especially when he smiled.
Page 2 - When I came to my castle, for so I think I called it ever after this, I fled into it like one pursued. Whether I went over by the ladder, as first contrived, or went in at the hole in the rock, which I called a door, I cannot remember; no, nor could I remember the next morning, for never frighted hare fled to cover, or fox to earth, with more terror of mind than I to this retreat.
Page 1 - ... there was exactly the print of a foot — toes, heel, and every part of a foot. How it came thither I knew not, nor could in the least imagine. But after innumerable fluttering thoughts, like a man perfectly confused and out of myself, I came home to my fortification...
Page 3 - ... as I lived quite on the other side of the island, he would never have been so simple as to leave a mark in a place where it was ten thousand to one whether I should ever see it or not, and in the sand too, which the first surge of the sea, upon a high wind, would have defaced entirety : all this seemed inconsistent with the thing itself, and with all the notions we usually entertain of the subtlety of the Devil.