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SAVAGES ON THE WAR-PATH
IT was not many days, however, before word was
brought to Boston that the Pequot Indians were trying
to coax the Narragansett savages to join them in kill
ing every Englishman that could be found in the
Father had said that this might be done, if the brown
people all over the country should come together, and
we who lived in Boston and Salem were in great fear.
The soldiers were called together from every village.
The gates of the fort on the Neck were kept closed,
with men stationed there night and day to see that no
enemy came through, and the preachers brayed most
fervently that our lives might be spared because of our
doing our utmost to serve God as He would have us.
Then it was that the Lord heard our prayers, else bad
we all been killed, and it was brought about in a way
such as, my mother said, heaped coals of fire upon our
The same Master Roger Williams who had been
 driven out into the wilderness, because of holding a
belief contrary to ours, and who had lived with the
Narragansett Indians since then, so pleaded with the
savages of the tribe that they sent some of their chief
people to Boston, with promises of friendliness.
Sir Harry Vane received the visitors with great state.
All our soldiers were paraded through the streets, and
in front of the Governor's house. The drummers
marched to and fro making music, and the people came
out on the streets that the Indians might believe we had
not been afraid.
It was much like Training Day, save that only the
magistrates of the town were allowed to know what
was being done in the Governor's house after the savages
 had gone into the building, decked out in a brave array
of feathers, and in clothing embroidered with fanciful
colored quills of porcupines, and with their faces
painted in a most hideous fashion.
We were told, after the Indians had marched out of
the town, near to sunset, one behind the other in a
manner as solemn as if they were coming from church,
that the tribe of Narragansett savages had promised
to aid us white people against the brown men of the
Pequot tribe, in every way possible, and greatly did we
rejoice that night, for it seemed as if all trouble had