Johnny Texas

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Wilcox & Follett, 1950 - Frontier and pioneer life - 149 pages
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Young Johann is first awed by the vast land that is Texas, but when the stagecoach driver dubs him "Johnny Texas", the boy's love for his new country starts to grow. In their new home, the family learns about slavery when Papa trades a calf for Tobias, a slave. That Christmas, Johnny receives a rifle, which he finds he needs to use. Then war is declared and Papa joins the army of General Houston. Though they wanted to stay on the farm, Johnny and Mama, with baby Clara, find they must join hundreds of settlers on the Runaway Scrape, fleeing the Mexican General Santa Anna, until he was defeated by Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto. On the trek, the lady at a large plantation startles Johnny and his mother when she offers to buy baby Clara, and then attempts to steal her.

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