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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE 321
prisoner by an Indian scout, and carried into Canada. He was saved from death by one of the tribe, who asked leave to adopt him in the place of a son, who had fallen in battle. Through the winter, he experienced the customary effects of savage hospitality. The following summer as he was at work in the forest alone, an unknown Indian came to him and ap pointed a meeting at a certain place, on a given day. The prisoner consented; but afterwards, fearing mischief might be intended, he neglected the engagement. The Indian again sought him, reproved him for his want of confidence in him, and assured him the meeting would be for his good. Encouraged by his apparent friendship, the man followed his directions. He found the Indian provided with muskets, am munition, and knapsacks. The Indian ordered him to arm himself and follow him. Their course was to wards the South, and day after day the Englishman followed, without being able to conjecture the motives of his guide. After a tedious journey, he arrived at the top of an eminence, commanding a view of a country somewhat cultivated and populous. "Do you know that country?" said the Indian, with an arch smile. "Oh, yes! it is Litchfield," replied the white man, as he cor dially pressed his hand. "Many years ago, you give weary Indian supper there," said he. "He promise to pay you, and he pay you now. Go home, and be happy." Head Work. Colonel Dudley, governor of Massachusetts, in the begin ning of the last ceniury, had a number of workmen emp loyed in building him a house on his plantation; and cne day as he was looking at them, he observed a stcut Indian, who, though the weather was very cold, was a naked as well as an idle spectator. 'Hark ye, friend', said the governor, why don't you work like these men, and get clothes to cover you?' 'And why you no work, governor? 'replied the Indian.