The Black Panther; Or, a Boy's Adventures Among the Redskins

The Black Panther; Or, a Boy's Adventures Among the Redskins

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...and round the coppice, till he noticed Daniel, who was coming toward him with the cart, and shouting--"Have yon shot one?" "How many buffaloes did you see bolting?" Walter asked. "Four," the negro replied. "In that case I have shot one, for there were five of them, and I heard it just now rolling about in the wood. Shall we go in?" "Let me do it, while you remain with the horses; for a wounded buffalo is a dangerous companion." Walter now went up to the horses, while Daniel crept into the coppice, rifle in hand. In a few moments, however, he shouted joyously--"It is lying here dead as a doornail, you shot it through the heart." Directly after the negro came out of the bushes again, bound the horses to a tree, and then went with his young friend to the slaughtered buffalo, in order to remove its skin. In addition to this, the best bits of meat, the tongue, and the marrow-bones were put in the cart, and then the hunters proceeded homewards with an ample store of meat. The sun was setting as they reached the fort, where they were heartily welcomed. The next morning there was plenty to do in the fort. Taylor and his wife and daughter cut up the meat and salted it, but they hung a portion of it, cut in thin slices, en sticks over a smoky fire, in the sunshine, and it was soon dried. Walter and Daniel took the two buffalo hides, and removed with scrapers all the fleshy particles still adhering to them; then they anointed the handsomest hide with the brains of the two buffaloes, and folded it up ready for tanning the next day. The other hide, however, Daniel laid on a level spot with the hair downwards, and fastened it tightly with wooden pegs. Then he stuck a very sharp knife into the middle...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656491X
  • 9781236564917