The Log of a Cowboy

The Log of a Cowboy : A Narrative of the Old Trail Days (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days Another vivid recollection of those boyhood days in Georgia was the return of my father from the army. The news Of Lee's surrender had reached us, and all of us watched for his coming. Though he was long delayed, when at last he did come rid ing home on a swallow-marked brown mule, he was a conquering hero to us children. We had never owned a horse, and he assured us that the animal was his own, and by turns set us on the tired mule's back. He explained to mother and us children how, though he was an infantryman, he came into possession of the animal. Now, however, with my mature years and knowledge of brands, I regret to state that the mule had not been condemned and was in the U. S. Brand. A story which Priest, The Rebel, once told me throws some light on the matter; he asserted that all good soldiers would steal. Can you take the city of St. Louis? Was asked of General Price. I don't know as I can take it, replied the general to his consulting supe riors, but if you will give me Louisiana troops, I '11 agree to steal it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 358g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 11 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243083297
  • 9780243083299

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