Rowlandson - E87 .R885 1856

io .Narrative of and insulting, as if they would have torn our hearts out : yet the Lord by his almighty power, preserved a number of us from death ; for there were twenty- four of us taken alive and carried cap- tive. I had often before this said that if the Indians should come, I should chuse rather to be killed by them, than taken alive : but when it came to the trial, my mind changed; their glittering wea- pons so daunted my spirit, that I chose rather to go along with those (as I may say) ravenous bears, than that mo- ment to end my days. And that I may the better declare what happened to me during that grievous captivity, I shall particularly speak of the several Removes we had up and down the wilderness.