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53. Selected image: page 264. Source: Parker, H. F. "John Smith." Morning Stars of the New World. New York, 1854. 249-75. The "sympathies" of the ten-year-old Pocahontas "were awakened; her pulse quickened, and a glow of ardor suffused her face; suspense, fear, pity, were in her attitude. . . . The noble impulse, the daring, the artless tenderness of the young girl, struck the savage assemblage with awe and admiration. . . . They appreciated the bold temper, if not the beautiful spirit, that impelled Pocahontas to the humane deed." Her agitation at the unexpected meeting with Smith in England was perhaps caused by memories of father, companions, and home, "as well as the presence of one loved from childhood." Pocahontas "died among the pale-faces. The broad sunlight of civilization wilted the wild flower that had blossomed in the shade of the Virginian forests."
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