Life of Col. David Crockett

Life of Col. David Crockett

by Davy Crockett
     
 

The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select… See more details below

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The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Publisher: Philadelphia, G.G. Evans; Publication date: 1860; Subjects: Creek War, 1813-1814; Tennessee; United States; Texas; History / United States / State

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ISBN-13:
2940021385046
Publisher:
Philadelphia, G.G. Evans
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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CHAPTER II. Davy goes to school Flogs a schoolmate and plays truant Gets found out Rnns away Hires himself to Jesse Cheek Leaves him Goes with Myers Afraid to go home Works for John Gray Goes to Baltimore Agrees to go to sea Made prisoner Escapes Befriended by a wagoner His kindness Davy "hires out" to Caldwell Works for Griffith, the hatter His master breaks He starts for home Perilous adventure in a canoe Meets his brother Reaches homo His reception. Having gotten home, as I have just related, I remained with my father until the next fall, at which time he took it into his head to send me to a little country school, which was kept in the neighborhood by a man whose name was Benjamin Kitchen; though I believe he was no way connected with the cabinet. I went four days, and had just began to learn my letters a little, when I had an unfortunate falling out with one of the scholars, a boy much larger and older than myself. I knew well enough that though the school-house might do for a still hunt, it wouldn't do for a drive, and so I concluded to wait until I could get him out, and then I was determined to give him salt and vinegar. I waited till in the evening, and when the larger scholars were spelling I slipp'd out, and going some distance along his road, I lay by the way-side in the bushes, waiting for him to come along. After awhile, he and his company came 32 DAVY PLAYS TRUANT. on sure enough, and I pitched out from the bushes and set en him like a wild cat. I scratched his face all to a flitter jig, and soon made him cry out for quarters in good earnest. The fight being over, I went on home, and the next morning was started again to school; but do you think I went ? No, indeed.I was very clear of it; for I expected the master would lick mo up as bad as I had the ...

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