Sons Of Vengeance; A Tale Of The Cumberland Highlanders

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byJoseph S. Malone

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II GOING TO HIS DEATH PETE FINLEY was not a happy man on that fatal morning when he swung himself away from his wife and plunged down the mountain path over the stones and roots, while it was yet so dark that he could not see his way. He was an affectionate man, and loved, with the whole power of a passionate nature, his family and his Cumberland mountain home where he had been born, and where his father's family had lived for generations. The land was very poor and rocky, and it was hard to grow enough corn to bread the family, and feed the few specimens of what he called his stock. But it had been taken up when his ancestors came from Virginia, or rather when it was part of Virginia, and now he could hunt the deer and the smaller animals of the woods and occasionally do a day's work for some of the landholders on the creek bottoms. Ideas of wealth and plenty were altogether foreign to him. He was content with a log cabin, and his rocky acres on a Kentucky mountain side, and never thought of envying any man, however great. Whenever he went to musters or elections, or to the county seat as principal or witness in some case before the court, he looked straight in every eye, and was as independent in his feelings and ways as if he owned the State of Kentucky in fee simple. He stood six feet one inch in his bare feet, as straight as one of the mountain pines on his farm, and hardened in life and muscle by a life of toil and freedom in the air of the mountains, until he could handle ordinary men as if they were playthings. He always went armed, and it was a saying throughout the mountains, as far as he was known, that the "craps 'ill fail whenever Pete Finley misses what he draws a bead on 'ith his ol' gun." No tenderer heart ever beat in a human being than throbbed...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II GOING TO HIS DEATH PETE FINLEY was not a happy man on that fatal morning when he swung himself away from his wife and plunged down...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217054463

ISBN - 13:9780217054461

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