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Daniel Boone Taming the Wilds   By: (1904-)

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Daniel Boone


by Katharine E. Wilkie


Published by Scholastic Book Services, a division of Scholastic Magazines, Inc., New York, N.Y.

Transcriber's Note: Extensive research did not reveal any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

DANIEL BOONE: TAMING THE WILDS is one of the books in the Discovery Series published by The Garrard Publishing Company, Champaign, Illinois. Other Discovery Books available in hardcover editions from The Garrard Publishing Company are:

Clara Barton Alexander Graham Bell Buffalo Bill Daniel Boone Luther Burbank Richard E. Byrd Kit Carson George Washington Carver Henry Clay Stephen Decatur Amelia Earhart Thomas Alva Edison Benjamin Franklin Ulysses S. Grant Henry Hudson Andrew Jackson Thomas Jefferson John Paul Jones Francis Scott Key Lafayette Robert E. Lee Leif the Lucky Abraham Lincoln Francis Marion Samuel F. B. Morse Florence Nightingale Annie Oakley Robert E. Peary William Penn Paul Revere Theodore Roosevelt Booker T. Washington George Washington Eli Whitney Wright Brothers

Copyright © 1960 by Katherine E. Wilkie. Copyright © 1961 by Scholastic Magazines, Inc. This Scholastic Book Services edition is published by arrangement with The Garrard Publishing Company.

8th printing August 1966

Printed in the U.S.A.

Single copy price 45¢. Quantity prices available on request.

Daniel Boone


For David Lee



Daniel's Indian Friend 7

Moving On 15

A Knock at the Door 20

On to Kentucky 27

Attacked by Indians 34

The Wilderness Road 39

The Rescue 45

The Fort Is Saved 51

Daniel Boone's Reward 59

Daniel's Indian Friend

Daniel Boone was a boy who lived on the edge of the deep woods in Pennsylvania. At that time this country still belonged to England.

Friendly Indians often came out of the woods to visit the white men. Daniel liked the Indians. He liked them so well that he wished he could live with them.

One day he was taking care of his father's cattle. The pasture was several miles from the settlement. Although Daniel was a ten year old boy, he sometimes became lonely by himself.

Today he lay on a hillside and sang aloud. He wanted to hear a voice, even if it was only his own.

There was a low laugh behind him. Daniel sprang to his feet. A tall, slim Indian boy stood a few feet away. The white boy liked him at once.

"I sing, too," the young Indian said.

He threw back his head and sang. Daniel could not understand a word.

"I sing to the sun and the wind and the rain," the boy explained.

"I like your Indian song," Daniel said, "but I'm glad you speak English."

The boy patted the bow that hung over his right shoulder. "You like this?"

The bow was strong and shining. Daniel ran a finger along the smooth wood.

"I like it very much," he said.

The other boy took an arrow and placed it on the bowstring. He pulled back the bow. The arrow flew away.

"You get," the Indian said.

Daniel ran after the arrow. He picked it up and looked back. The Indian boy was right beside him.

He took the arrow from Daniel. Again he shot it. Again the white boy ran after it. The young Indian ran beside him.

He shook his head when Daniel handed him the arrow.

He handed Daniel the bow.

"Shoot!" he said.

Daniel took the bow in his hands. He pulled it back and let the arrow fly.

By now Daniel had forgotten the cattle. He had forgotten everything but the wonderful bow, his new friend, and the wide, wild woods.

After a while the boys came to a high hill. At the bottom was an Indian village. The brown skinned boy took Daniel by the hand and ran toward the settlement... Continue reading book >>

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