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Tue Mar 28 23:13:12 2017 1  Project Gutenberg Australia a treasure-trove of literature treasure found hidden with no evidence of ownership THE LOG OF A COWBOY A Narrative of the Old Trail Days BY ANDY ADAMS BOSTON AND NEW YORK: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY, The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1903 TO THE COWMEN AND BOYS OF THE OLD WESTERN TRAIL THESE PAGES ARE GRATEFULLY DEDICATED CONTENTS I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII. XVIII. XIX. XX. XXI. XXII. XXIII. XXIV. UP THE TRAIL RECEIVING THE START THE ATASCOSA A DRY DRIVE A REMINISCENT NIGHT THE COLORADO ON THE BRAZOS AND WICHITA DOAN’S CROSSING NO MAN’S LAND A BOGGY FORD THE NORTH FORK DODGE SLAUGHTER’S BRIDGE THE BEAVER THE REPUBLICAN OGALALLA THE NORTH PLATTE FORTY ISLANDS FORD A MOONLIGHT DRIVE THE YELLOWSTONE OUR LAST CAMP-FIRE DELIVERY BACK TO TEXAS * CHAPTER I UP THE TRAIL Just why my father moved, at the close of the civil war, from Georgia to Texas, is to this good hour a mystery to me.
While we did not exactly belong to the poor whites, we classed with them in poverty, being renters; but I am inclined to think my parents were intellectually superior to that common type of the South.
Both were foreign born, my mother being Scotch and my father a north of Ireland man,--as I remember him, now, impulsive, hasty in action, and slow to Tue Mar 28 23:13:12 2017 2 confess a fault.
It was his impulsiveness that led him to volunteer and serve four years in the Confederate army,--trying years to my mother, with a brood of seven children to feed, garb, and house.
The war brought me my initiation as a cowboy, of which I have now, after the long lapse of years, the greater portion of which were spent with cattle, a distinct recollection.
Sherman’s army, in its march to the sea, passed through our county, devastating that section for miles in its passing. Foraging parties scoured the country on either side of its path.
My mother had warning in time and set her h...





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