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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...along by white oxen and pushed from behind by elephants, opened a harmless fire on the British lines, which were 'protected by a mud wall. 15. Clive waited quietly for the enemy to attack him. Indeed he was so cool in this hour of danger, that, being very tired, he lay down to sleep: but the army of the enemy was in fact a mere mob armed with matchlocks and spears, and they undertook no distinct movement. They loaded and fired, until a shower of rain wet their powder, and then they began to retreat. Of this Clive quickly took advantage. He pointed his artillery on the broken masses of the enemy, and turned their confusion into headlong flight. The Nabob lost all his artillery and his baggage. Ever since that day the English have been 'supreme in India. 1 Trlchlnop'oll--A town 180 miles I 3 The Carnat'ic.--The south-eastsouth-west of Madras. ern portion of the peninsula of Hin 2 Ar'cOt.--Sixty-four miles south-, dustan, extending along the coast, and west of Madras. inland for 75 miles. 37.--THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM. 1. A young English General, named James "Wolfe, set out to ascend the St. Lawrence one summer, as (681) 9 soon as the ice of that river had broken up and floated down to the sea. Though only thirty-one years of age, he commanded a force of about eight thousand men. In the fleet which 'accompanied him there were two men "destined to future greatness. The one was Jervis, who, with Nelson's aid, won the Battle of St. Vincent: the other was James Cook, the great explorer of the Pacific. The object of the expedition was the capture of Quebec, the capital of Canada, which was then a French province. 2. Quebec stands on the point of a rocky "projection, looking down the river St. Lawrence. The bank of the stream is high and craggy: and some...
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