Stories of American Pioneers: Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Fremont, Kit Carson

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Stories of American Pioneers: Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Fremont, Kit Carson

Format:  Paperback,

38 pages

Publisher: General Books

Publish Date: Mar 2010

ISBN-13: 9781458854094

ISBN-10: 1458854094

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... 1735--1820. Daniel Boone was a Pennsylvania boy. He lived in Exeter, then a very little town sixty miles from Philadelphia. Even when a boy he showed rare pluck and courage. One day he was at play in the woods with two other boys, when a wild yell echoed through the forests. The boys turned pa e with fright; for they well knew nothing but a panther could make that cry. Every boy seized his rifle; for in those days boys always carried rifles with them. The panther with another yell leaped from the great rock to the limb of a tree. Then he set his yellow eyes upon the boys and crept towards them. "Stay here," said Boone to the boys. "I will run towards the creature. If I fail to shoot him, and he attacks me, come and help." Then Daniel crept towards the panther. He held his rifle ready, and, as the fierce animal sprang from the tree, he fired. Snap snap went the rifle; and the panther, with another yell, fell at the young hunter's feet, dead. The boys dragged the creature into the village, and all the people came to look at the panther that little Dan Boone had killed. From this time, Daniel began to spend much of his time in the forests. He loved the big trees; and to him there was no such sport as hunting. One day, while he was prowling up and down the Schuylkill River, he came upon a spot most beautiful. "What a place for a hut " he thought. "I will build one." So he sat to work at once. It was not a log cabin the boy built. O, no; that would not have been wild enough to suit his taste. In one place there were two great rocks close together. The sides were steep, as if sometime the rock had split apart. "This will make a fine cave," he said. So he cleared away the small rocks between, and covered the floor over with clean, dry leaves. Then he...


Publisher: General Books
Publish Date: Mar 2010
ISBN-13: 9781458854094
ISBN-10: 1458854094
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 38
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 8.75 x 0.25
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