BOOK I THE BORDERLAND CHAPTER I the blue wall I was born under the Blue Ridge, and under that side which is blue in the evening light, in a wild land of game and forest and rushing waters. There, on the borders of a creek that runs into the Yadkin River, in a cabin that was chinked with red mud, I came into the world a subject, of King George the Third, in that part of his realm known as the province of North Carolina. The cabin reeked of corn-pone and bacon, and the odor of pelts. It had two shakedowns, on one of Avhich I slept under a bearskin. A rough stone chimney was reared out-sido, and the fireplace was as long as my father was tall. There was a crane in it, and a bake kettle; and over it gre;vt buckhorns held my father's rifle when it was not in use. On other horns hung jerked bear's meat and venison hams, and gourds for drinking cups, and bags of seed, and my father's best hunting shirt; also, in a neglected corner, several articles of woman's attire from
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CONTENTS; BOOK I The Borderland; CEUTTEB PAGB; I The Blue Wall 1; II AVars and Rumors op Wars 7; III CnARLESTOWN 15; IV Temple Bow 31; V Ceam's Hell 44; VI Man proposes, but God disposes 55; VII In Sight of the Blue Wall once more 67; VIII The Nollichucky Trace 81; IX On the Wilderness Trail 98; X Hakkodstown 115; XI Fragmentary 133; XII The Campaign begins 140; XIII Kasxaskia 151; XIV How the Kaskaskians were made Citizens 165 XV Days of Trial 174; XVI Davy goes to Cahokia 188; XVII The Sacrifice 201; XVUL " An' ye had been where I had been " 209; XIX The Hair Buyer trapped 226; XX The Campaign ends 242; BOOK II Flotsam and Jetsam; I In the Cabin 252; II " The Beggars are come to Town " 265; vi CONTENTS; CHAPTER PACK; III We go to Danville 276; IV I ckos8 the Mountains once more 288; V I meet an Old Bedfellow 292; VI The Widow Brown's 304; VII I meet a Hero 318; VIII To St Louis 329; IX "Cherchez la Femme" 340; X The Keel Boat 356
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Published March 16, 2010
by Forgotten Books.
Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction.