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The Hunters of the Ozark   By: (1840-1916)

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[Illustration: "Terry heard distinctly the footsteps of the warrior."]

THE HUNTERS OF THE OZARK.

BY EDWARD S. ELLIS

Author Of "Young Pioneer Series," "Log Cabin Series," "Great River Series," Etc., Etc.

Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co.

Copyright, 1887, by PORTER & COATES.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER. PAGE.

I. AN ESTRAY, 5 II. THE TINKLE OF A BELL, 15 III. AN ABORIGINAL PLOT, 25 IV. A PARTY OF THE THIRD PART, 34 V. A FRIEND IN NEED, 44 VI. FRED LINDEN RECEIVES A MESSAGE FROM THE OZARK CAMP, 54 VII. THE HUNTERS OF OZARK, 64 VIII. A WELCOME ACQUAINTANCE, 74 IX. A MISHAP, 84 X. A STRUGGLE FOR LIFE, 94 XI. TRAMPING SOUTHWARD, 104 XII. A STRANGE ANIMAL, 114 XIII. A TROUBLESOME VISITOR, 124 XIV. A WELCOME ALLY, 134 XV. "DEERFOOT WILL BE SENTINEL TO NIGHT," 144 XVI. AROUND THE CAMP FIRE, 154 XVII. A SUSPICIOUS SOUND, 164 XVIII. LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT, 174 XIX. SHAWANOE AND WINNEBAGO, 185 XX. ANOTHER NIGHT VISITOR, 195 XXI. THE CAMP OF THE WINNEBAGOS, 205 XXII. "KEEP TO THE TRAIL," 215 XXIII. AN INFURIATE SHAWANOE, 225 XXIV. THE DEFIANCE, 236 XXV. THE SIGNAL FIRE, 245 XXVI. ON THE EDGE OF THE PRAIRIE, 257 XXVII. A MORNING MEAL, 269 XXVIII. A STRANGE RIDE, 281 XXIX. A YOUNG HUNTER'S STRATEGY, 293 XXX. TERRY FINISHES HIS RIDE, 305 XXXI. THE DEVIL'S PUNCH BOWL, 316 XXXII. THE TERROR IN THE AIR, 328 XXXIII. FRED LINDEN AWAKENS TO AN ALARMING FACT, 340 XXXIV. THE CANOE, 352 XXXV. AMERICA VERSUS IRELAND, 364 XXXVI. AMERICA VERSUS AMERICA, 376 XXXVII. THE LAST CAMP FIRE, 388 XXXVIII. CONCLUSION, 400

THE HUNTERS OF THE OZARK.

CHAPTER I.

AN ESTRAY.

One day in the autumn Terence Clark came to the house of Frederick Linden and urged him to join in a hunt for a cow that had been missing since the night before. The latter got the consent of his mother and the two lads started on a search that proved to be the most eventful one they had ever known.

A few words in the way of explanation must be given at this point. The date of the events I have set out to tell was toward the close of the last century, and the scene the south western part of the present State of Missouri, but which was then a part of the vast territory known as Louisiana. Though the town of St. Louis had been settled a good many years before, there were only a few pioneers scattered through the almost limitless region that stretched in every direction from the Mississippi... Continue reading book >>




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