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The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman   By: (1798-1866)

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Transcriber's Note:

In the contents list for Chapter II, 'Daniel Doone is rejoiced' was changed to 'Daniel Boone'. 'Boon' in the frontispiece illustration caption has however been retained.

Variations in use of hyphens have been standardised within the text.

Less usual spelling of words such as rackoon and periogues have been left as they appear in the original book.

The spelling of Colonel Calloway/Calaway has been left as it appears in the original.

THE ADVENTURES OF DANIEL BOONE, THE KENTUCKY RIFLEMAN.

BY THE AUTHOR OF "UNCLE PHILIP'S CONVERSATIONS."

"Too much crowded too much crowded I want more elbow room." Boone on his way to Missouri.

NEW YORK: D. APPLETON & CO., 200 BROADWAY. PHILADELPHIA: GEORGE S. APPLETON, 164 CHESNUT ST. MDCCCL.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1843, By D. APPLETON & CO., in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.

TO HIS YOUNG COUNTRYMEN THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, AND ESPECIALLY THE LADS OF KENTUCKY, This Volume IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED, BY UNCLE PHILIP.

[Illustration: DANIEL BOON. From the Basso Relievo in the Rotunda of the Capitol at Washington]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. Page. Daniel Boone is born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania His father removes to the Schuylkill Boone's early passion for hunting Kills a panther Wanderings in the woods Is sent to school The school is broken up Boone returns to his sports His father removes to the Yadkin river in North Carolina While the farm is improving Daniel is hunting The neighborhood begins to be settled Daniel is dissatisfied Settlement of Mr. Bryan Daniel Boone goes out upon a fire hunt Strange adventure Marries Rebecca Bryan Makes a home for himself on the head waters of the Yadkin Men begin to crowd upon him determines to move 13

CHAPTER II.

Early visits to Kentucky James McBride Dr. Wacker and others John Finlay goes to Kentucky trading with the Indians Returns with glowing accounts of the country Visits Daniel Boone and spends the winter with him Boone is charmed with the stories They determine in the spring to go to Kentucky Meeting at Boone's house in May With four companions they start for the west Adventures by the way They reach Finlay's old station on the Red river Make their camp Amuse themselves in hunting and exploring the country Beauty of the country Abundance of game Boone and Stewart are taken by the Indians Make their escape Return to their camp It is plundered and deserted Arrival of Squire Boone Daniel Boone is rejoiced to hear from his family 26

CHAPTER III.

Hunting party Stewart is killed by the Indians narrow escape of Daniel Boone The companion of Squire Boone returns home The two brothers alone in the wilderness Cheerfulness of Daniel Boone Squire returns to the Yadkin for ammunition Daniel lives in the forest alone His pleasant wanderings Singular escape from the Indians Encounter with a bear Looks for the return of his brother Disappointment Is very sad Squire suddenly arrives with ammunition and horses Plans for the future Daniel Boone chooses a spot on the Kentucky river They return for his family Sport by the way They reach the Yadkin Try to beat up recruits for Kentucky Ridicule of the people They start with five families Forty men join them Disaster by the way They return to Clinch river Various employments of Boone He returns to Kentucky Builds a fort Removes his family to Boonesborough 42

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