THERE was once a very brave man whose name was John
Smith. He came to this country many years ago, when there
were great woods everywhere, and many wild beasts and
Indians. Many tales are told of his
One day when Smith was in the woods, some Indians came upon
him, and made him their
A large stone was brought in, and Smith was made to lie down
with his head on it. Then two tall Indians with big clubs
in their hands came
But just then a little Indian girl rushed in. She was the
"O father!" she cried, "spare this man's life. I am sure he has done you no harm, and we ought to be his friends."
The men with the clubs could not strike, for they did not
want to hurt the child. The king at first did not know
what to do. Then he spoke to some of his
The next day the king sent Smith home; and several Indians went with him to protect him from harm.
After that, as long as she lived,