Cromwell at Drogheda
, not long after, had soldiers no more merciless than these exterminating Puritans, who wished to plough their fields henceforth in peace.
A generation later the storm broke again in King Philip's War. Its tales of massacre, captivity, and single-handed fighting linger in the American
Typical pamphlets are Mary Rowlandson
's thrilling tale of the Lancaster
massacre and her subsequent captivity, and the loud-voiced Captain Church
's unvarnished description of King Philip's death.
, shot down like a wearied bull-moose in the deep swamp, “fell upon his face in the mud and water, with his gun under him.”
They “drew him through the mud to the upland; and a doleful, great, naked dirty beast he looked like.”
The head brought only thirty shillings at Plymouth
: “scanty reward and poor encouragement,” thought Captain Church.
, the minister of Ipswich
, wrote a comprehensive Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians in New England
, bringing the history down to 1677.
Under the better known title of Indian Wars
, this fervid and dramatic tale, penned in a quiet parsonage, has stirred the pulses of every succeeding generation.