Logan the Mingo; A Story of the Frontier

Logan the Mingo; A Story of the Frontier

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... he was not fired upon when he moved across the clearing did not deceive him. He could have been picked off on more than one occasion, but that would have warned the two youths in the cabin, who would have put up a sturdy fight, --a fight that possibly might be successful, since the Nippinocks, despite the impassioned appeal of Leaping Deer, felt that the attack upon Fort Dinwiddie might prove a failure, and a signal or message was liable to come at any hour for those left behind to hurry forward to reinforce the main party and assist it in the more important work. When it is remembered that Leaping Deer, Ooromoo, and their companions numbered almost a third of those who had hurried to the eastward to assail Warrenburg, it will be seen that the reinforcement was considerable, and the Nippinocks might readily believe it would prove the deciding factor in the greater affair. It will be admitted that the Mingo had a most trying task on his hands, and one that would have filled almost any person with despair; but when we see him again, he had forgotten almost everything except his consuming wrath against Ooromoo, the Nippinock, because of his failure to keep his engagement with him. Logan had waited for more than half an hour at the three rocks, when, certain that his adversary had "flunked," he moved away, infuriated and desperate. Profound stillness still reigned on every hand, and instead of returning to the cabin, he walked in the opposite direction, not with the intention of deserting his friends, but to give his ruffled feelings time in which to compose themselves and him a chance to regain his tranquillity. He made his way slowly through a narrow, valley-like depression, where the growth of trees and vegetation was so scant that his...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669908
  • 9781236669902