Old tales retold: or, Perils and adventures of Tennessee pioneers (Google eBook)

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Smith & Lamar, 1906 - Frontier and pioneer life - 262 pages
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It was very informative, and a delight to read. There were so many adventurous moments, and it sheds light on the courageous people who helped colonize my home state. It should be required reading for middle school students of Tennessee. I walk away from reading this feeling very thankful for modern comforts and for safety that a stable governing system provides. 

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Page 189 - His courage was undaunted. His firmness and perseverance yielded to nothing but impossibilities. A rigid disciplinarian, yet tender as a father to those committed to his charge; honest, disinterested, liberal, with a sound understanding, and a scrupulous fidelity to truth.
Page 258 - ... upon his person he had accurate information in regard to my army, and I must know where he obtained it. I told him that he was a young man, and did not seem to realize the danger he was in. Up to that time he had said nothing, but then he replied in the most respectful and dignified manner: 'General Dodge, I know the danger of my situation, and I am willing to take the consequences.
Page 218 - Your excellency has been candid enough to admit your having supplied the Indians with arms. In addition to this, I have learned that a British flag has been seen flying on one of your forts. All this is done whilst you are pretending to be neutral. You...
Page 55 - we have given you a fine land, but I believe you will have much trouble in settling it.
Page 247 - And taking from his pocket an ear of dry corn which he had carried for four days, only a part of it being consumed, he held it up and said, "Sir, do you ever expect to conquer men who fight for freedom, when their General can march four days with one ear of corn for his rations?
Page 243 - Now, my friends, take these axes, mount, and make the best of your way to Vince's bridge; cut it down, and burn it up, and come back like eagles, or you will be too late for the day.
Page 192 - ... in Paris at the age of 35. Attired in blue coat, red velvet waistcoat, buff knee-breeches and brilliant buckles, a costume he is described as wearing on occasion, he should have been altogether irresistible to the belles of the young republic, who adorned Washington society in the beginning of the century. Yet in truth he was never married. An untold romance may have been responsible for this sin of omission. Or a possible explanation may be found in the fact that he inherited from his father...
Page 218 - In future, I beg you to withhold your insulting charges against my government, for one more inclined to listen to slander than I am ; nor consider me any more as a diplomatic character, unless so proclaimed to you from the mouths of my cannon.
Page 82 - Snatching it up, and melting and moulding it quickly she carried it to her husband and said: "Here is a ball run out of the Indians' lead; send it back to them as quickly as possible. It is their own; let them have it in welcome.

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