Two Arrows (Illustrated): A Story of Red and White by William O. Stoddard

Two Arrows (Illustrated): A Story of Red and White

byWilliam O. Stoddard

Kobo ebook | March 24, 2016

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"Two Arrows" is the name of one of the heroes a young brave of the Nez Perce Indians whose pluck and foresight even at fifteen served to rescue a band of his tribe from starvation The other hero is a white boy, "Yell O Pine," or, "Yellow Pine," as his familiars called him, who had come to the far West with a mining expedition The lives of these two boys cross continually each being filled with startling adventures with the Indians adventures in search of game, etc.

This version of the book contains the 23 original illustrations, rejuvenated.

William Osborn Stoddard first published work was in 1869. He wrote both poetry and fiction, ultimately producing over a hundred books, including 76 books for boys. Stoddard was born at Homer, Courtland Co., New York. His parents were Prentice S. and Sarah (Osborn) Stoddard. Stoddard attended the University of Rochester, where he graduated cum laude. On 25 Jul 1870 Stoddard married Susan Eagleson Cooper; they had five children. Stoddard died in Madison, New Jersey.

Stoddard was an American author, inventor, and assistant secretary to Abraham Lincoln during his first term.

Stoddard's father was a bookseller, and Stoddard worked in his bookshop while growning up. After graduation, Stoddard was employed in an “editorial position” in 1857 at the Daily Ledger (Chicago); by 1858 he had become editor and proprietor of the Central Illinois Gazette, in Champaign, Illinois.

Stoddard knew Lincoln, worked hard for his election, and received a government appointment. He first served as a clerk in the Interior Department. On July 15, 1861, he was appointed "Secretary to the President to sign land patents". After a brief period of service in the Army, Stoddard became Assistant private secretary to Lincoln and "one of three people doing all the White House clerical work during the early Lincoln administration". Preparation of a digest of newspaper articles was one of his original responsibilities; it was stopped because, according to Stoddard, "Mr. Lincoln never found time to spend an hour upon laborious condensations." He personally made the first copy of the draft Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862.

After two bouts with typhoid, Stoddard left his White House post in July 1864. On 24 Sept 1864 he was appointed United States Marshal for Arkansas; however, in 1865 he resigned for health reasons. He moved to New York City and worked on Wall Street. He entered government service again from 1871–73, this time for the government of New York City. He was a clerk for the Department of Docks.

Stoddard first published work in 1869. He wrote both poetry and fiction, ultimately producing over a hundred books, including 76 books for boys.

Title:Two Arrows (Illustrated): A Story of Red and WhiteFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 24, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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