Excerpt from The House Divided: The Story of Lincoln and the Civil War
When Abraham was four years old, the family moved to another farm in Kentucky, about ten miles distant. Life in the Kentucky wilderness was harsh and severe. When game was plentiful, the family ate freely of grouse, turkey, bear, and deer. When it was scarce the family board consisted mainly of corn meal and potatoes.
The members of the Lincoln household toiled long and hard from dawn until sunset. Even little Abe had his regular chores to perform each day - carrying water, filling the wood box, pick ing wild berries and grapes, and riding the horse when his father plowed.
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