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Identifier: storiesofamerica00prat
Title: Stories of American pioneers: Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Fremont, Kit Carson
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Pratt-Chadwick, Mara L. (Mara Louise)
Subjects: Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820 Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809 Clark, William, 1770-1838 Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890 Carson, Kit, 1809-1868
Publisher: Boston, New York [etc.] Educational publishing company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation


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nd of thefifth day, the brave man staggered into thefort, half dead. All he could say was, The Indians arecoming! the Indians are coming! As soon as he was able, Boone calledthe men together. He put the fort in order and made thedefences stronger. Then with a brave littleband he started out. On the banks of a river he came upon DANIEL BOONE. 43 a band of fifty Indian warriors sound asleep.These he put to rout, and then hurried on.Soon he came upon the main body — fivehundred of them. These he learned were on the way toBoonesboro. Of course it was useless toattack so large a number; so he crept backto the fort and made it ready for their com- mit:. These five hundred men were in chargeof a British officer; for this was during theRevolution ; and the Ikitish, you know, oftenjoined with the Indians against the colonists. At last, the five hundred Indians reachedthe fort. We demand surrender, said the Britishcommander. * You must fight for it, then, answeredBoone ; and the battle began.

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GOOD SHOT. DANIEL BOONE. 45 For hours the bullets flew fast and thick.But little harm was done the fort; for manyof the bullets lodged in the hard wood pali-sades. Then the Indians tried to fire the build-ings ; but water was plentiful, and again theyfailed. Then they tried to dig a tunnel under-ground, but the pioneers saw what they weredoing; for the soil they dug out made thewater of the river muddy. Then Boone began, too, to make a mine,throwing the soil out over the palisades.The Indians did not like this. They, too,were in danger; and so in a few more daysthey gave up the siege and went back totheir own villages. While Boone had been in the village ofthe Indians, his family had gone back to their 46 DANIEL BOONE. old home in North Carolina. Mrs. Boonebelieved he.had been killed by the savages,and, so, longed to go back to her fathershome. As soon, then, as the siege was over,Boone set out for North Carolina, to findhis family and show them he was still alive. It was some little


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