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The Frontier Angel A Romance of Kentucky Rangers' Life   By: (1840-1916)

The Frontier Angel A Romance of Kentucky Rangers' Life by Edward Sylvester Ellis

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Transcriber's Note

The position of some illustrations has been changed to improve readability.

Words surrounded by =equal signs= should be interpreted as being in bold type.

In general, geographical references, spelling, hyphenation, and capitalization have been retained as in the original publication.

Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note.

Significant typographical errors have been corrected. A full list of these corrections is available in the Transcriber's Corrections section at the end of the book.

THE FRONTIER ANGEL

[Illustration]

EDWARD S. ELLIS

[Illustration: JIM PETERSON QUESTIONING THE FRONTIER ANGEL.]

THE FRONTIER ANGEL

A ROMANCE OF

KENTUCKY RANGERS' LIFE

BY EDWARD S. ELLIS AUTHOR OF "BILL BIDDON, TRAPPER," "FAMOUS AMERICAN NAVAL COMMANDERS," "GOLDEN ROCK," ETC.

NEW YORK HURST & COMPANY PUBLISHERS

COPYRIGHT, 1910, BY HURST & COMPANY.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. The Night before the Departure 9

II. The Fate of the Flat Boat 21

III. The Two Scouts 46

IV. The Faint Hope 59

V. The Mysterious Warning 70

VI. The Frontier Angel The Shawnees 83

VII. The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties 90

VIII. A Man in Trouble 105

IX. Peter Jenkins A Couple of Speeches 127

X. In which there is a Future Account of the Shawnees, the Speakers, and Jenkins 139

XI. A Prize Gained and Lost 151

XII. A Mingling of Fear, Doubt, and Hope 174

XIII. Dark 189

XIV. The Attack in the Wood 201

XV. "All's Well that Ends Well." 225

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

Jim Peterson Questioning the Frontier Angel FRONTISPIECE

PAGE

"For God's sake come and take me off, for they are after me." 33

The Frontier Angel 39

"Onward they poured, shouting like madmen." 45

"Whosomever is on that flat boat ain't living, that's sartin." 51

"'O Lord, I'm shot,' suddenly exclaimed Jenkins." 81

"Before he could rise the Indians were upon him." 108

"The Frontier Angel gazed calmly on him a moment." 126

"'Mr. Thomas McGable, Esq., I believe,' said Peterson with much gravity, without removing the aim of his rifle." 156

"'Quick! water; she has fainted,' exclaimed Mansfield." 229

"Then die !" 244

THE FRONTIER ANGEL:

A ROMANCE OF

KENTUCKY RANGERS' LIFE.

CHAPTER I.

THE NIGHT BEFORE THE DEPARTURE.

IN the western part of Pennsylvania, near the commencement of the Ohio river, stands a small town, which, at the close of the last century, numbered about thirty dwellings. Although properly a border settlement at the time mentioned, there were so many others beyond, that it was hardly regarded as being in the "Mighty West." The inhabitants were mostly farmers, possessed of large and beautiful farms, who commenced their labors in the morning, and retired to rest in the evening, without much fear of the molestation of their savage brethren... Continue reading book >>




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