r, it is no great matter.
There are Indians here: savage fellows;— one Black-Hawk and his friends, with naked shoulders and red blankets wrapped about their bodies:—the rest all grease and Spanish brown and vermillion.
One carries a great war-club, and wears horns on his head; another had his face painted like a grid-iron, all in bands:— another is all red, like a lobster; and another black and blue, in great daubs of paint laid on not sparingly.
Queer fellows!—One great champion of the Fox nation had a short pipe in his mouth, smoking with great self-complacency as he marched out of the City Hall: another was smoking a cigar!
Withal, they looked very formidable.
Hard customers. . . .
Very truly yours H. W. L.
Note, again, how this tendency to home themes asserts itself explicitly in Longfellow's notice of Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales at about the same time in The North American Review, (July, 1837):—
One of the most prominent characteristics of these tales is