The Heart of Old Hickory and Other Stories of Tennessee

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byWill Allen Dromgoole

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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. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FIDDLING HIS WAY TO FAME. We had fallen in with a party of Alabama boys, and all having the same end in view, --a good time,--we joined forces and pitched our tents on the bank of the Clinch, the prettiest stream in Tennessee, and set about enjoying ourselves after our own approved fashion. Even the important-looking gentleman, sitting over against a crag where he had dozed and smoked for a full hour, forgot, for the nonce, that he was other than wit and wag for the company; the jolly good fellow he, the free man (once more), and the huntsman. Our division had followed the hounds since sun-up; the remainder of the company were still out upon the river with rod and line. The sun was about ready to drop behind Lone Mountain, that solitary peak, of nobody knows precisely what, that keeps a kind of solemn guard upon the wayward little current singing at its base. Suppei was ready; the odor of coffee, mingled with a no loss agreeable aroma of broiling bacon, and corn cake, was deliciously tantalizing to a set of weary hunters. But we were to wait for the boys, that was one of our rules, always observed. The sun set, and twilight came on with that subtle light that is half gloom, half glow, and mingled, or tried to, with the red glare of the camp-fire. While we sat there, dozing and waiting, there was a break in the brush below the bluff upon which we were camped. "A deer!" One of the boys reached for his rifle, just as a tall, gaunt figure appeared above the bluff, catching as he came at the sassafras and hazel bushes, pulling himself up until he stood among us a very Saul in height, and a Goliath, to all seeming, in strength. He took in the camp, the fire, and the group at a glance. But the figure over against the crag caught his best attention. There was a kind of ...

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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. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FIDDLING HIS WAY TO FAME. We had fallen in with a party of Alabama boys, and all having the same end in view, --a good time,--we join...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217545106

ISBN - 13:9780217545105

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