英雄娱乐 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.
联盟We advanced from the river Arguna by easy and moderate journeys,and were very visibly obliged to the care the Czar has taken tohave cities and towns built in as many places as it is possible toplace them, where his soldiers keep garrison, something like thestationary soldiers placed by the Romans in the remotest countriesof their empire; some of which I had read of were placed inBritain, for the security of commerce, and for the lodging oftravellers. Thus it was here; for wherever we came, though atthese towns and stations the garrisons and governors were Russians,and professed Christians, yet the inhabitants were mere pagans,sacrificing to idols, and worshipping the sun, moon, and stars, orall the host of heaven; and not only so, but were, of all theheathens and pagans that ever I met with, the most barbarous,except only that they did not eat men's flesh.英雄联盟国际娱乐国际
英雄娱乐Some instances of this we met with in the country between Arguna,where we enter the Muscovite dominions, and a city of Tartars andRussians together, called Nortziousky, in which is a continueddesert or forest, which cost us twenty days to travel over. In avillage near the last of these places I had the curiosity to go andsee their way of living, which is most brutish and unsufferable.They had, I suppose, a great sacrifice that day; for there stoodout, upon an old stump of a tree, a diabolical kind of idol made ofwood; it was dressed up, too, in the most filthy manner; its uppergarment was of sheepskins, with the wool outward; a great Tartarbonnet on the head, with two horns growing through it; it was abouteight feet high, yet had no feet or legs, nor any other proportionof parts.联盟英雄联盟国际娱乐国际This scarecrow was set up at the outer side of the village; andwhen I came near to it there were sixteen or seventeen creaturesall lying flat upon the ground round this hideous block of wood; Isaw no motion among them, any more than if they had been all logs,like the idol, and at first I really thought they had been so; but,when I came a little nearer, they started up upon their feet, andraised a howl, as if it had been so many deep-mouthed hounds, andwalked away, as if they were displeased at our disturbing them. Alittle way off from the idol, and at the door of a hut, made ofsheep and cow skins dried, stood three men with long knives intheir hands; and in the middle of the tent appeared three sheepkilled, and one young bullock. These, it seems, were sacrifices tothat senseless log of an idol; the three men were priests belongingto it, and the seventeen prostrated wretches were the people whobrought the offering, and were offering their prayers to thatstock.英雄娱乐联盟I confess I was more moved at their stupidity and brutish worshipof a hobgoblin than ever I was at anything in my life, and,overcome with rage, I rode up to the hideous idol, and with mysword made a stroke at the bonnet that was on its head, and cut itin two; and one of our men that was with me, taking hold of thesheepskin that covered it, pulled at it, when, behold, a mosthideous outcry ran through the village, and two or three hundredpeople came about my ears, so that I was glad to scour for it, forsome had bows and arrows; but I resolved from that moment to visitthem again. Our caravan rested three nights at the town, which wasabout four miles off, in order to provide some horses which theywanted, several of the horses having been lamed and jaded with thelong march over the last desert; so we had some leisure here to putmy design in execution. I communicated it to the Scots merchant,of whose courage I had sufficient testimony; I told him what I hadseen, and with what indignation I had since thought that humannature could be so degenerate; I told him if I could get but fouror five men well armed to go with me, I was resolved to go anddestroy that vile, abominable idol, and let them see that it had nopower to help itself, and consequently could not be an object ofworship, or to be prayed to, much less help them that offeredsacrifices to it.
国际英雄娱乐He at first objected to my plan as useless, seeing that, owing tothe gross ignorance of the people, they could not be brought toprofit by the lesson I meant to teach them; and added that, fromhis knowledge of the country and its customs, he feared we shouldfall into great peril by giving offence to these brutal idolworshippers. This somewhat stayed my purpose, but I was stilluneasy all that day to put my project in execution; and thatevening, meeting the Scots merchant in our walk about the town, Iagain called upon him to aid me in it. When he found me resolutehe said that, on further thoughts, he could not but applaud thedesign, and told me I should not go alone, but he would go with me;but he would go first and bring a stout fellow, one of hiscountrymen, to go also with us; "and one," said he, "as famous forhis zeal as you can desire any one to be against such devilishthings as these." So we agreed to go, only we three and my man-servant, and resolved to put it in execution the following nightabout midnight, with all possible secrecy.联盟详情