Independence, the Age of Liberty

Independence, the Age of Liberty

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: his saddle without slackening his speed and fired at his pursuers. Then he placed the breech of his rifle on his left foot. and proceeded to load as he galloped. This operation with a muzzle-loading gun was no easy task; but practice had made him perfect. As they were speeding along the road descending a hill, Albert's horse stumbled in a ditch and lamed his left fore-leg, so his speed was greatly slackened. Half a score of troopers were pressing in their rear, and their situation became perilous. " Get all the speed yew kin out o' him, Albert, and by zounds, I'll cover your retreat!" Simon graduallyfell behind, menacing the foe with his deadly rifle, while Albert galloped down the slope across a ravine and over the hill beyond as rapidly as his lame horse could carry him. Simon jogged slowly along, casting an occasional glance behind at the foe, who were warily approaching. Simon crossed the ravine, wheeled around and fired, wounding one of the advancing troopers so severely that two of his companions had to help him dismount and carry him to a farm-house near. About half-way up the hill, Simon came to a halt and, dismounting, began to reload his gun, keeping his horse between himself and the enemy, who had halted for consultation. It was nearly noon and a scene of peace and quiet lay all about the young patriot. On his right was a farm with a rail fence between him and the field. A farmer was ploughing in the field, and a pig was rooting among the leaves close by the fence. Simon had halted just to the left of the road near the woods which extended for several miles on the left to a creek. Albert had disappeared over the hill, and Simon determined to hold the enemy as long as possible, for his own more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236967267
  • 9781236967268