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The Boy Settlers A Story of Early Times in Kansas   By: (1830-1903)

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THE BOY SETTLERS

In Uniform Style.

THE BOY SETTLERS. By NOAH BROOKS. $1.25. THE BOY EMIGRANTS. By NOAH BROOKS. $1.25. A NEW MEXICO DAVID. By C. F. LUMMIS. $1.25.

[Illustration: SURE ENOUGH, THERE THEY WERE, TWENTY FIVE OR THIRTY INDIANS.]

THE BOY SETTLERS

A Story of Early Times in Kansas

by

NOAH BROOKS

Illustrated by W. A. Rogers

New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1891

Copyright, 1891, by Charles Scribner's Sons.

TO

John Greenleaf Whittier

Whose patriotic songs were the inspiration of the prototypes of

THE BOY SETTLERS

This little book is affectionately inscribed

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. The Settlers, and Whence They Came. 1 II. The Fire Spreads. 9 III. On the Disputed Territory. 20 IV. Among the Delawares. 36 V. Tidings from the Front. 53 VI. Westward Ho! 62 VII. At the Dividing of the Ways. 72 VIII. The Settlers at Home. 85 IX. Setting the Stakes. 95 X. Drawing the First Furrow. 105 XI. An Indian Trail. 116 XII. House Building. 126 XIII. Lost! 134 XIV. More House Building. 150 XV. Play Comes After Work. 158 XVI. A Great Disaster. 181 XVII. The Wolf at the Door. 187 XVIII. Discouragement. 200 XIX. Down the Big Muddy. 215 XX. Stranded Near Home. 236

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

TO FACE PAGE

SURE ENOUGH, THERE THEY WERE, TWENTY FIVE OR THIRTY INDIANS. Frontispiece

IN CAMP AT QUINDARO. THE POEM OF "THE KANSAS EMIGRANTS." 34

THE YANKEE EMIGRANT. 54

OSCAR WAS PUT UP HIGH ON THE STUMP OF A TREE, AND, VIOLIN IN HAND, "RAISED THE TUNE." 60

THE POLLS AT LIBERTYVILLE. THE WOBURN MAN IS "HOISTED" OVER THE CABIN. 70

THE SETTLERS' FIRST HOME IN THE DESERTED CABIN. 90

YOUNKINS ARGUED THAT SETTLERS WERE ENTITLED TO ALL THEY COULD GET AND HOLD. 102

SANDY SEIZED A HUGE PIECE OF THE FRESHLY TURNED SOD, AND WAVING IT OVER HIS HEAD CRIED, "THREE CHEERS FOR THE FIRST SOD OF BLEEDING KANSAS!" 106

MAKING "SHAKES" WITH A "FROW." 128

FILLING IN THE CHINKS IN THE WALLS OF THE LOG CABIN. 142

LOST! 146

THEY WERE FEASTING THEMSELVES ON ONE OF THE DELICIOUS WATERMELONS THAT NOW SO PLENTIFULLY DOTTED THEIR OWN CORN FIELD. 160

HE GENTLY TOUCHED THE ANIMAL WITH THE TOE OF HIS BOOT AND CRIED, "ALL BY MY OWN SELF." 176

A GREAT DISASTER. 188

THE RETREAT TO BATTLES'S. 194

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