A Child's History of England
Excerpt from A Child's History of England The Phoenicians traded with the islanders for these met als, and gave the islanders some other useful things in ex change. The islanders were at first poor savages, going almost naked, or only dressed in the rough skins of beasts, and staining their bodies, as other savages do, with colored earths and the juices of plants. But the Phoenicians, sailing over to the Opposite coasts of France and Belgium, and saying to the people there, We have been to those white cliffs across the water, which you can see in fine weather; and, from that country, which is called britain, we bring this tin and lead, tempted some of the French and Belgians to come over also. These people settled themselves on the south coast of England, which is now called Kent; and, although they were a rough p age Britons some useful arts, islands. It is probable that other p Spain to Ireland, and settled there. Thus, by little and little, strangers became mixed with the islanders, and the savage Britons grew into a wild, bold people; almost savage still, especially in the interior of the country, away from the sea, where the foreign settlers seldom went; but hardy, brave, and strong. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.