The Pitcairn Islanders on board the English frigate

The Pitcairn Islanders on board the English frigate by Henry Justice Ford (1860-1940). 1895. Illustration for "The Pitcairn Islanders" from Lang's The Red True Story Book, p. 239.

Alexander Gordon "had a wealth of adventures, travelling by night, hiding and sleeping by day. Sometimes he would venture to the house of one who sympathised with the Covenantors, only to find that the troopers were already in possession. Sometimes, in utter weariness, he slept so long that when he awoke he would find a party searching for him quite close at hand; then there was nothing for it but to lie close lie a hare in a covert till the danger passed by" (pp. 359-60)

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Lang, Andrew, Ed. The Red True Story Book. London: Longman, Green, 1895.

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