Mayflower - Study Guide Part 1: Chapter 4, Beaten with Their Own Rod Summary & Analysis

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The day following the Mayflower's arrival in Provincetown Harbor was a Sunday and the Pilgrims remained onboard to worship. On Monday, the carpenter began putting the shallop together on the shore and the passengers enjoyed a day off the ship. Some of the Pilgrims wanted to start an expedition into the area, but there were risks to this. They had not seen any hostile Natives, but large numbers could be there. Sixteen men set out, lead by Captain Miles Standish.

On November 15, the expedition rowed to shore. About a mile down the beach, they saw about half a dozen people and a dog. The people ran inland and disappeared. The expedition followed, hoping to make contact with them, but they had to stop after about ten miles. The next morning, they set out...

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