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But hearing one night a rat scratch against the vessel's side , he ran upon deck in
his shirt to proclaim it to the sailors , calling out with a joyful tone of voice , “ Whoa
! hoa ! hoa ! a rat ! a rat ! ” The two Brothers was a miserably sailing tub , and ...
... towards evening I was roused from the reveries into which my walking had
plunged me , by a conflagration in the woods . On either side of the road the trees
were in flames , which extending to their branches , assumed an appearance
The barking of the dogs announces the deer are dislodged , and on whatever
side they run , the sportsmen fire at them from their lurking places . The first day
two bucks passed near my tree . I had heard the cry of the dogs , and put my gun
... behind , and impenetrable woods on both sides , I could not refrain from
whispering in the ear of my companion , that her friends had put it out of my
power to run away with her that day . from a negro About three in the afternoon ,
It not only informs him that he is near some human habitation ; but associates the
welcome image of a warm fire - side , and an invigorating supper . The house of
Mr. Mac Gregor was agreeably situated on the River Santee . But it was filled ...
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John Davis was a tutor, a novelist, poet a traveler and above all things a literary man. Very much a man of his time he frequently inserts Latin quotes into his text and makes frequent references to various personages in Greek mythology. Many modern readers will not understand these references unless they know Latin and are well versed in Greek Mythology. I found the book to be very read able and well written. I live close to or have visited many of the places he travel through, which, makes the book all the more interesting to me. He provides a glimpse of what the planter class was like, both, good and bad. He likewise provides a view into the lives of the enslaved. He worked as a tutor to provide most of his living. At one time he worked for Mr. Drayton who owned Drayton Manor on the Ashley River outside of Charleston South Carolina. You can visit Drayton Manor tour the building and see the magnificent gardens. He also inserts several poems he wrote into the book. His poetry is quite good. I think this work would be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about what life was like in American at the end of the 18th century. The Latin and references to Greek Mythology may hold some back but I think this book is worth 5 stars.