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Richard of Jamestown
by James Otis
Follow the fortunes of orphan Richard Mutton as he travels to the New World with Captain John Smith and takes up residence with him in the new colony of Jamestown. See the struggles they go through to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table while the majority of their fellow colonists shirk the work of establishing the colony for the pursuit of gold. Observe how their relationships with the native Americans change over time and how, when they are just on the point of abandoning the colony, a new contingent of colonists arrives to bring fresh hope to the Jamestown settlement. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text.  Ages 8-10
156 pages $11.95   

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Back Matter

Who I Am
Left Alone in the World
An Idle Boy
Captain John Smith Comes to London
Meeting Captain Smith
Captain Smith Speaks to Me
The Plans of the London Company
The Vessels of the Fleet
How I Earned My Passage
When the Fleet Set Sail
The Voyage Delayed
Nathaniel's Story
We Make Sail Again
The First Island
Captain Smith Accused
Captain Smith a Prisoner
I Attend My Master
Several Islands Visited
A Variety of Wild Game
The Tempest
The New Country Sighted
The Leader Not Known
Arrival at Chesapeake Bay
An Attack by the Savages
Reading the London Company's Orders
Captain Smith a Member of the Council
Captain Smith Forced To Remain Aboard
Exploring the Country
People Land from the Ships
Captain Smith Proven Innocent
We Who were Left Behind
Baking Bread without Ovens
An Unequal Division of Labor
Building a House of Logs
Keeping House
Lack of Cleanliness in the Village
Cave Homes
The Golden Fever
Ducks and Oysters
Roasting Oysters
Learning To Cook Other Things
The Sweet Potato Root
A Touch of Homesickness
Master Hunt's Preaching
Neglecting To Provide for the Future
Surprised by Savages
Strengthening the Fort
A Time of Sickness and Death
Captain Smith Gains Authority
Disagreeable Measures of Discipline
Signs of Rebellion
The Second Proclamation
Building a Fortified Village
Trapping Turkeys
A Crude Kind of Chimney
Cooking a Turkey
Candles or Rushlights
The Visit of Pocahontas
Captain Kendall's Plot
The Death of Captain Kendall
Captain Smith's Expedition and Return
An Exciting Adventure
Taken before Powhatan
Pocahontas Begs for Smith's Life
The Effect of Captain Smith's Return
A New Church
Captain Newport's Return
A Worthless Cargo
The Condition of the Colony
Captain Newport's Return
Gazing at the Women
Master Hunt Brings Great News
Captain Newport's Instructions
The Story of Roanoke
The Crowning of Powhatan
Preparing for the Future
Stealing the Company's Goods
What the Thieving Led To
Fear of Famine in a Land of Plenty
The Unhealthful Location
Gathering Oysters
Preparing Sturgeon for Food
Turpentine and Tar
The Making of Clapboards
Providing for the Children
Dreams of the Future
A Plague of Rats
Treachery during Captain Smith's Absence
Captain Smith's Speech
The New Laws
The Accident
Captain Smith's Departure
The "Starving Time"
Our Courage Gives Out
Abandoning Jamestown
Lord De la Warr's Arrival
The Young Planters

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