Rowlandson - E87 .R885 1856

104 Narrative of 4. It was thought, if their corn were cut down, they would starve and die with hunger; and all that could be found was destroyed and they driven from that little they had in store, into the woods, in the midst of winter ; and yet how to admiration did the Lord preserve them for his holy ends, and the destruction of many still among the English ! Strangely did the Lord provide for them, that I did not see (all the time I was among them) one man, woman or child die with hun- ger. Though many times they would eat that, that a hog or a dog would hardly touch ; yet by that God strengthened them to be a scourge to his people. Their chief and commonest food was ground-nuts, they eat also nuts and acorns, artichokes, lily roots, ground beans,,, and several other weeds and roots that I know not. They would pick up old bones, and cut them in pieces at the joints, and if