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VOZi. 3 HARFERS.FERSY, VIRGINIA, OCTOBER 23, 1326 NO. 38 FLBLIsIlKH KVF.HY SATfIII»\Y E V KMX^j BY JOHN S. (. UJ.AIIKIt, .0 Vic. Office if tht Virginia Free Frets. TKllMS.—()nc dollar and fifty cents per annum payable quarterly in advance; or one dollar and twenty-five cents, to be paid at the time of sub •crib’.ni^. Bayne, nt in advance, from distant sul» s !:» :who are not known to the publisher, \\ ill ■ns .abb be expected. S11o111«i pa\ rnent be deft r r< 1 to th • end of the year, £2 will be require 1. ■&2SE EEPOSITOP.Y FHO.M Til K )! VSOVII’ KSC III TO I II. THE GENEROUS CARIB. fhi one ot those happv i-lands whose ever '•huros are l ived by the billows of the Vv e-tern Oeean; win re nations, Ihl.-tly called nvilized. never carried the desolating .-word of conquest ; in the bosom of a thick grove of man - tin: generous < (rra had fixed his habitation. I i- m the h or hi- eves first beheld the light of heaven, he had been accustomed onh to th same tlelitiliUul -pot. I'rom inl’ani he had been ! .of lit day by day to tra\ el the sands, and -apply the wants ol nature Irmu the finny prodtictioiis ol the deep 1 i aeru-tien ed to the toils oi' cul tivation, or the cares of tratlie. he -pent the ttior ::e..; ol his days in a regular sucer--i.it) of innocent amusement- A- he sat on the rock, he. warbled in untaught number-, while bis eves " tlde.rcd over the i xtcnsiv c ocean, and marked the progtoss of the di-tant -ail- emerging. dis appearing, or taking different directions, lb ooked on those as the ordinarv productions of nature, though ignorant of their properties nr ile ir utility; nor deemed them other than what they seemed—vast objects floating on the tin -table billows, without cause or without effect, lie observed the mighty orb of day rise in all its maje-ty, and descend in all it- magnificence, unconscious of its warming other climes, or fructifying a different soil; nor did he drearu of other lands, or other race of beings; but inr.i glued that all creation was comprised within the narrow circle of his visible horizon. In the prime of life, when the hear!- of men are contaminated with juvenile vices, f.jve wa ..i' only passion wlnt'h couM disturb the r.-ni *) o* his soul. 1 lie amiable ^ arro ivj> 11 *. * ,,h i'd of his lender desires. He iir-t met her m a walk ol bamboos, on the purple bank-ut’a fuie river, when her sable beauties kindled in hi ll o-oni the flame whn h could onh he extinguish ed with his exi-tencc. A stranger t i artdive and dissimHhttion.be. wooed her with tin- irre-i-ti hle. eloquence of nature; she heard hi- honest, simple, tale, and yielded her hand without re luctance or distrust. Their hovel w.t-sheltered hythe have; oi' the branching n tlin ; between two trees was suspended their hammock of hemp, i and their kitchen furniture consisted of a ^ arit tv ; of calabashes, cutioiislv carved with a sharp flint hy his own hand, and arranged on their rustic shelves in the most rcoular order. .Many years of domestic felicity passed awav. it hoot a single misfoi tune, to rutile their repose- j A\ Idle Orra.with Ids net on I ■ shoulder,sought the shore in order to secure flic next meal’s sup ply, \ afro dti" a h de in the sands, kindled the il.Mii' ' tM roast the lisli caught thr preceding : evening, arid served them uj> on (In' leaves o|' t!ii' banana, against liis return. Wlule the}' wandered in the enchanting meadows on the. border' of the logwood forest, or amid the laby rinths of citrons or .sugar-cane, every eve he i heh! tlii'in with ploasurt .and eveiv tongue pro nottnred them happy. Hut what mortal ever ! drew the lot of perfect h ppinoss.’ Some inter- I l enient cloud will overcast the brightest day.' - One morning Orra beheld with astonishment a large ship approach nearer the shore than lie j had ever yet 'ecu one approach A boat, tilled ; with men, soon reached the island : he viewed ■ them with attention—he exercised his reason — ! he compared them with himself: and.onmak j mg proper allowances f.-r dress and color, was | convinced tiny were beings of a like species j with hirm-elt lie felt himself interested in their wants, w hich by signs lin y ma le known to him For the three preceding days they had suffered 1 all the horrors of lliii't ; he commiserated their sufleiing', led them to the purC't spring, and assisted them m filling their casks, arid rolling them down to their hunt, lie tin n conducted them to hi'lint, and introduced them to his A m ro. who laid before them every delicacy in her power to procure. Vt the si.ut of evening they returned to llnar ship; and for several mornings Orra ran to the lie.e h tocongratul.it. them on their arrival, and j s|,i.v. them fresh instances of disinterested kind tic". One morning he waited mr them in vain; the sim had gained its meridian height, and no boat appeared ; pensive he Ietnrned to hi' hut ; hut id,is! it wanted its brightest ornament! ove rt ut. i 'll was placed in the nicest order, hot In- helmed \ , ui'o was not tilin’! lie threw IT oil (In- isuth in ttooiiv, calling on the, Zombies to ii’-loro Inin his low’; thru Iran tic with 2nd, startl’d u;» and ran into the woods inijuiring ol all he met it they had seen his Yar 'o’ ”1 -:nv lirisaid one of tin; natives. "stru^\ an; 2 with the nrw brings you entertained at tho mouth of yonder creek, who took her on their long raft, and paddled out to sea before any one could come to her relief.” A sudden paNy shook his nerves, his face w as diseotupo cd, his eyes lulled liery red. lie drew his 1 -r• 'h with pain; lie cursed liis own credulity, titnl tin0 periiliv oi his ungenerous quests, who, ho now no longer doubted (more rruci than the Zom hits !) w ore the authors o| las present misfortune, whom, m the bitterness of his soul, he called savages and barbarians! — but when the storm of rase ami grief subsided, he remained tie gloomy lietim of cool anil unsettled despair. Seien days elapsed, and on the morning of the. eighth, as his eyes, dimmed with grief, wan tiered over the \ast expanse of waters, ho be liflil a 1 io-.it urged 1 >y tbe surt among the rock* ami breakers. 11 is bosom at first was swelling with indignation at tlie sight of beings of the same kind as liis late ungrateful guests, and ii for a moment vowed eternal enmity to all their race! “Their souls are strangers to pits ,‘ thought he, “ they feel not for the woes of others, therefore let them perish, and their crimes be. upon their heads!” Hut when the}' made the signal of distress, liis generous nature melted into compassion—*■ 1 have, not another Yarro to lose," recollected he; •• my own existence is not worth preserving—-hut shall I see my fellow creatures perish, and not extend a hand to save them? No! If they are ignorant and ungrateful, 1 will teach them, by my example, to he genei oils and merciful!” With this he assembled his fri< mis, who joined to aid the crew, and ikew their boat up in a place of safety. Amidst this scene of terror and confusion, a female of Ins own complexion, with uplifted hands implored assistance. Orra rushed tor u ai d, and enjoyed the supreme felicity to snatch from the jaws of fate his dearest, his beloved Yarro ! All the mingled passions overwhelmed their souls ; clasped, in each other's arms, they w i re unable to express their transput ts, but hv i mil i in I silence ami mutual tears! Rapture now pave way to curiosity. ami from tin- lips of Yar ro !. • was now informed that his former pi ilidi ous puests had watched an nppnitunil',. and put in the hack of the island, w lnle < >i i a was w ait hip their arrival on the opposite shore; they reached liis hot m hi- ahsence; forced nee. the stropplinp rictnn, uul conveyed her .-ale on hoard their ship. (•a the second dry a it nm arose; tie- rr1- - : struck on a rock and every ~■ i! sav ■ \ uro :.ml another, perished. These were picked npl-* the boat of another ship hi a i -w dae- .after, this vessel was likewise dct,. - .1 f.i; fit ii wa ter ; and at the persuasions of \ arm, v. ho offer ed In direct tin nr. Hi y s.- • d tic l.r.at to her native island in <pic-t I I to it e--c|,iial a t tilde while she at tile same t.nn a< !l\ induip'rd tic pleasiap hope of ay.in i t) ctn .- In r e-cap. . the nionriiitip frier I ,.f her 1 C'itcii. all'll ca a .. --v a<