Thirty Years on the Frontier

Thirty Years on the Frontier

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"[...]hornets about our heads. Their numbers increased from over the foothills, whence they first came. There was a look of desperation upon the faces of our men, such as pen can not describe. James Morgan, who was standing near me in the act of reloading his Winchester, suddenly fell nerveless to the ground. Our captain's voice rang out now and then, "Be careful there, boys; take good aim before you fire." Two Indians circled nearer than the others. They were lying on their horses' necks and firing at us while they were at full gallop. I took aim at one and fired; others must have done so at the same time, for both of them fell from their horses. The fight lasted perhaps an hour, when the Indians withdrew to the hills. One of our men lay dead and two were wounded. I went to where the two Indians had fallen. There lay their forms, cold and stiff in death. The sunbeams were slanting over those snow covered hills. I felt an unaccountable[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.6mm | 226.8g
  • Createspace
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507565135
  • 9781507565131