The story of Buffalo Bill from boyhood to manhood: This is a classic no one will ever forget. This book, by the way, has one of the LONGEST titles we've ever seen: Beadle's Boy's Library of Sport, Story ...
The story of Buffalo Bill from boyhood to manhood: This is a classic no one will ever forget. This book, by the way, has one of the LONGEST titles we've ever seen:
Beadle's Boy's Library of Sport, Story and Adventure, Vol. I, No. 1.
by Prentiss Ingraham
Adventures of BUFFALO BILL FROM BOYHOOD TO MANHOOD.
Deeds of Daring and Romantic Incidents in the Life of Wm. F. Cody, the Monarch of Bordermen.
Here is an early except:
Hugh Hall knew Billy's reputation as a fearless boy and a sure shot, and he saw that he was in great danger; but he said quietly:
"Well, I was going to the farmer's and we'll ride together."
"No, I'll ride and you'll walk, for I came down the stream fishing to-day, and haven't got my pony."
As quick as a flash the man then drew his pistol, and firing, the bullet cut the bark off the tree just above the boy's head.
Instantly however Billy returned the shot, and the revolver of Hugh Hall fell from his hand, for his arm was broken; but he picked it up quickly and leveled it with his left, and two shots came together.
Billy's hat was turned half round on his head, showing how true was the aim of his foe, while his bullet found a target in the body of Hugh Hall.
With a groan he sunk upon the ground, and springing to his side, Billy found him gasping fearfully for breath.