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Mon Apr 03 04:38:03 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Settlers, by William H.
G.
Kingston This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
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Kingston Release Date: May 15, 2007 [EBook #21482] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE SETTLERS *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England The Settlers, A Tale of Virginia, by William H G Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ A book of moderate length, six and a half hours to read aloud, in which we meet several persons well known to our history books, such as the Indian Princess, Pocahontas.
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Dated in Jacobean times. ________________________________________________________________________ THE SETTLERS, A TALE OF VIRGINIA, BY WILLIAM H G KINGSTON. CHAPTER ONE. The abode of Captain Amyas Layton overlooked the whole of Plymouth Sound.
It stood on the eastern side near its northern end, on the wood-covered heights which rise above that magnificent estuary.
From the windows could be seen the town of Plymouth, with its inner harbour, on which floated many a stout bark of varied rig and size; some engaged in the coasting trade, others just arrived from foreign voyages, and others destined to carry the flag of England to far-off lands.
In front of the house had been set up a tall flagstaff, which the captain was wont on high days and holidays to deck with gay banners, or at other times to employ in making signals to vessels in the Sound.
The grounds were surrounded by a moat with a drawbridge, above which was a gateway adorned with curiously carved images once serving as the figure-heads of two Spanish galleys.
The house itself, constructed chief...





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