Life of David Crockett: The Original Humorist and Irrepressible Backwoodsman ... an Autobiography, to which is Added an Account of His Glorious Death at the Alamo While Fighting in Defence of Texan Independence (Google eBook)

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A.L. Burt Company, 1902 - Creek War, 1813-1814 - 415 pages
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Page 381 - Anglo-American population of Texas to colonize its wilderness under the pledged faith of a written constitution that they should continue to enjoy that constitutional liberty and republican government to which they had been habituated in the land of their birth, the United States of America.
Page 256 - I was slowly rising the slope, when I was startled by loud, profane, and boisterous voices which seemed to proceed from a thick covert of undergrowth about two hundred yards in the advance of me, and about one hundred to the right of my road. "You kin, kin you?
Page 381 - Anna, who, having overturned the constitution of his country, now offers us the cruel alternative either to abandon our homes, acquired by so many privations, or submit to the most intolerable of all tyranny, the combined despotism of the sword and the priesthood.
Page 257 - I'll see you a fair fight, blast my old shoes if I don't." " That's sufficient, as Tom Haynes said when he saw the elephant. Now let him come.
Page 240 - Crockett for ever ! " Wherrwe entered the shantee, Job was busy dealing out his rum in a style that showed he was making a good day's work of it, and I called for a quart of the best, but the crooked critur returned no other answer than by pointing to a board over the bar, on which he had chalked in large letters, " Pay to-day and trust to-morrow.
Page 136 - In the morning, as soon as it was light enough to see, the man took his gun and went to them, and shot the bear and killed it, My dogs, however, wouldn't have anything to say to this stranger ; so they left him, and came early in the morning back to me.
Page 281 - Washita, the silence was broken alone by our own talk and the clattering of our horses' hoofs, and we imagined ourselves pretty much the only travelers, when we were suddenly somewhat startled by the sound of music. We checked our horses, and listened, and the music continued. "What can all that mean?" says I. "Blast my old shoes if I know, Colonel,
Page 243 - Job had flung it there on purpose to tempt me. I was not slow in raising it to the counter, the rum followed of course, and I wish I may be shot, if I didn't, before the day was over, get ten quarts for the same identical skin, and from a fellow, too, who in those parts was considered as sharp as a steel trap, and as bright as a pewter button.
Page 258 - I had overcome about half the space which separated it from me, when I saw the combatants come to the ground, and, after a short struggle, I saw the uppermost one (for I could not see the other) make a heavy plunge with both his thumbs, and at the same instant I heard a cry in the accent of keenest torture,
Page 257 - Oh, wake snakes, and walk your chalks! Brimstone andó fire! Don't hold me, Nick Stoval! The fight's made up, and let's go at itó My soul if I don't jump down his throat, and gallop every chitterling out of him before you can say 'quit'!

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