From Log-cabin To The White House

Paperback | May 6, 2012

byWilliam Makepeace Thayer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...by ague, a disease that prevailed somewhat in that region. It prostrated him to such a degree that he was unfitted for labor; and this offered a favorable opportunity for him to carry out the resolution of that night of disaster.-' "I must go home, captain," said James. "It's a wise conclusion, Jim. You are too unwell for work, and there's no place like home for sick folks. I don't want to part with you, and the men will be sorry to have you go; but I think you'd better go." "I regret to leave your service, captain, for I've enjoyed it; but I've been thinking of your advice, and I guess I shall put it in practice." "You can't do a wiser thing, Jim; and I wouldn't lose a day about it. As soon as you are able, I'd go to studying, if I was in your place." The captain settled with James, paying him at the rate of twelve dollars a month while he was driver, and eighteen dollars a month while he was bowman; and James started for home. James was never so melancholy in his life as he was on the way home. The ague had taken his strength away, and made him almost as limp as a child. Then, he was thinking more of his duties, and his good mother. He had not written to her in his absence, between two and three months, and he rather rebuked himself for the neglect. "True," he thought, "I have been on the wing all of the time, and there has been little opportunity for writing;" and so he partially excused himself for the neglect. His mother supposed that he was serving on a schooner somewhere on Lake Erie. He ought to have informed her of his whereabouts. So his thoughts were busy during his lonely journey home. It was nearly dark when he left the boat, so that he did not reach home until eleven o'clock at night....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...by ague, a disease that prevailed somewhat in that region. It prostrated him to such a degree that he was unfitted for labor; an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:May 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217819648

ISBN - 13:9780217819640

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