The Cabin on the Prairie (Google eBook)
-If you stay here long, you will become so Westernized that you will lose all love for New England. That's my experience.- So said a brawny pioneer, a man of large mind, and generous heart, and a sledge-hammer fist that never struck a coward's blow; but when swung in defence of the right was like -the jaw-bone- of Samson to the Philistines. He had emigrated from Maine twenty years before, and was one of the first settlers I met on the prairie near the scene of my story. Was his prediction fulfilled? Ah, how like sweetest music sounded the bells of Salem (city of peace) the first Sunday of my return to the Old Bay State! Besides, the frontiersman misrepresented himself. For, seated by his ample clay-stick-and-stone fireplace, how his eye kindled, and tones mellowed, as he treated us to reminiscences of his early days! And what a grip he gave the hand of a freshly-arrived Yankee!
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Review: The Cabin on the PrairieUser Review - Naulayne Raiche Enders - Goodreads
A young man n the frontier strives to acquire an education to become a minister. The Indian attack is well written. This book would make a great family read aloud. Read full review
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