There was tension in all Plymouth settlements. At Hadley the English were in the meeting house. Then they had the terrible Indian war whoop ran through the villages. (whoop - was a very loud shrill cry made by the Indians when engaged in war or as a shout of an alaram)
The savages attacked whomever they saw and it seemed as if they decided to destroy the whole village. Suddenly a white haired old man with a sword in his hand appeared among the settlers. He asked these settlers to follow him and they did accordingly. The Indians were astonished and ran away. After everything was over the English looked for the brave man, but he was not there. The English believed that he must be an angel. But he was Colonel Goffe, an English man who was one of the judges, who had sentenced King Charles I to death during the great war in England. He had escaped to America and luckily for the people of Hadley he was hiding in the house of a friend in that village, when the Indians attacked it.
Even English women had to fight with the savages for their lives. In one case a woman had been left in a house with two young children. She saw an Indian trying to raise the sash, she clapped the two little children under two large kettles. Then ceasing shovel full of red hot coals from the open fire she stood ready for the Indian. Just as the Indian thrust his head into the roam, she dashed the coals right into his eyes and face, with a yell of agony he ran howling into the woods.
Directions: Answer the following multiple choice questions. Also, answer the following questions on a sheet of paper: