Rowlandson - E87 .R885 1856

40 Narrative of farther northward. Some of the Indians ran one way, and some another. The cause of this rout was, as I thought, their espying some English scouts, who were thereabouts. In this travel up the river about noon the company made a stop, and sat down, some to eat and others to rest them. As I sat amongst them mus- ing on things past, my son Joseph unex- pectedly came to me. We asked of each others welfare, bemoaning our doleful con- dition, and the change that had come upon us : We had husband and father, and children, and sisters, and friends, and relations, and house, and home, and many comforts of this life ; but now we might say as Yob. Naked came I out of my moth- er's womb, and naked fhall I return: The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, bleffed be the name of the Lord. I asked him whether he would read ? he told me he earnestly desired it. I gave him my Bible, and he lighted upon that comfort-