天游 "I am persuaded," says he, "had those men lived in the savagecountry whence their wives came, the savages would have taken morepains to have brought them to be idolaters, and to worship thedevil, than any of these men, so far as I can see, have taken withthem to teach the knowledge of the true God. Now, sir," said he,"though I do not acknowledge your religion, or you mine, yet wewould be glad to see the devil's servants and the subjects of hiskingdom taught to know religion; and that they might, at least,hear of God and a Redeemer, and the resurrection, and of a futurestate - things which we all believe; that they might, at least, beso much nearer coming into the bosom of the true Church than theyare now in the public profession of idolatry and devil-worship."
彩票天游彩票平台登录平台CHAPTER XV - DESCRIPTION OF AN IDOL, WHICH THEY DESTROY
登录天游EARLY in the morning, when marching from a little town calledChangu, we had a river to pass, which we were obliged to ferry;and, had the Tartars had any intelligence, then had been the timeto have attacked us, when the caravan being over, the rear-guardwas behind; but they did not appear there. About three hoursafter, when we were entered upon a desert of about fifteen orsixteen miles over, we knew by a cloud of dust they raised, thatthe enemy was at hand, and presently they came on upon the spur.天游彩票平台登录彩票平台Our Chinese guards in the front, who had talked so big the daybefore, began to stagger; and the soldiers frequently looked behindthem, a certain sign in a soldier that he is just ready to runaway. My old pilot was of my mind; and being near me, called out,"Seignior Inglese, these fellows must be encouraged, or they willruin us all; for if the Tartars come on they will never stand it."- "If am of your mind," said I; "but what must be done?" - "Done?"says he, "let fifty of our men advance, and flank them on eachwing, and encourage them. They will fight like brave fellows inbrave company; but without this they will every man turn his back."Immediately I rode up to our leader and told him, who was exactlyof our mind; accordingly, fifty of us marched to the right wing,and fifty to the left, and the rest made a line of rescue; and sowe marched, leaving the last two hundred men to make a body ofthemselves, and to guard the camels; only that, if need were, theyshould send a hundred men to assist the last fifty.登录
天游At last the Tartars came on, and an innumerable company they were;how many we could not tell, but ten thousand, we thought, at theleast. A party of them came on first, and viewed our posture,traversing the ground in the front of our line; and, as we foundthem within gunshot, our leader ordered the two wings to advanceswiftly, and give them a salvo on each wing with their shot, whichwas done. They then went off, I suppose to give an account of thereception they were like to meet with; indeed, that salute cloyedtheir stomachs, for they immediately halted, stood a while toconsider of it, and wheeling off to the left, they gave over theirdesign for that time, which was very agreeable to ourcircumstances.彩票平台详情