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David "Davy" Crockett: His Life and Adventures
Written by John C. S. Abbott (1874). Reprinted 2005.
Order item B310
FORMAT: PRINT ONLY
The book is 160 pages, soft cover with a plastic comb binding, and available for $24.95 plus $3.99 shipping & handling charge (Add $1.00 S&H for each additional volume ordered).
Parentage and Childhood. The Emigrant.
Crossing the Alleghenies. The Boundless Wilderness. The Hut on the Holston. Life's Necessaries. The Massacre. Birth of David Crockett. Peril of the Boys. Anecdote. Removal to Greenville; to Cove Creek. Increased Emigration. Loss of the Mill. The Tavern. Engagement with the Drover. Adventures in the Wilderness. Virtual Captivity. The Escape. The Return. The Runaway. New Adventures.
David at Gerardstown. Trip to Baltimore. Anecdotes. He ships for London. Disappointment. Defrauded of his Wages. Escapes. New Adventures. Crossing the River. Returns Home. His Reception. A Farm Laborer. Generosity to his Father. Love Adventure. The Wreck of his Hopes. His School Education. Second Love Adventure. Bitter Disappointment. Life in the Backwoods. Third Love Adventure.
Marriage and Settlement.
Rustic Courtship. The Rival Lover. Romantic Incident. The Purchase of a Horse. The Wedding. Singular Ceremonies. The Termagant. Bridal Days. They Commence Housekeeping. The Bridal Mansion and Outfit. Family Possessions. The Removal to Central Tennessee. Mode of Transportation. The New Income and its Surroundings. Busy Idleness. The Third Move. The Massacre at Fort Mimms.
The Soldier Life.
War with the Creeks. Patriotism of Crockett. Remonstrances of his Wife. Enlistment. The Rendezvous. Adventure of the Scouts. Friendly Indians, A March through the Forest. Picturesque Scene. The Midnight Alarm. March by Moonlight. Chagrin of Crockett. Advance into Alabama. War's Desolations. Indian Stoicism. Anecdotes of Andrew Jackson. Battles, Carnage, and Woe.
The Army at Fort Strother. Crockett's Regiment. Crockett at Home. His Reenlistment. Jackson Surprised. Military Ability of the Indians. Humiliation of the Creeks. March to Florida. Affairs at Pensacola. Capture of the City. Characteristics of Crockett. The Weary March, Inglorious Expedition. Murder of Two Indians. Adventures at the Island. The Continued March. Severe Sufferings. Charge upon the Uninhabited Village.
The Camp and the Cabin.
Deplorable Condition of the Army. Its Wanderings. Crockett's Benevolence. Cruel Treatment of the Indians. A Gleam of Good Luck. The Joyful Feast. Crockett's Trade with the Indian. Visit to the Old Battlefield. Bold Adventure of Crockett. His Arrival Home. Death of his Wife. Second Marriage. Restlessness. Exploring Tour. Wild Adventures. Dangerous Sickness. Removal to the West. His New Home.
The Justice of Peace and the Legislator.
Vagabondage. Measures of Protection. Measures of Government. Crockett's Confession. A Candidate for Military Honors. Curious Display of Moral Courage. The Squirrel Hunt.A Candidate for the Legislature. Characteristic Electioneering. Specimens of his Eloquence. Great Pecuniary Calamity. Expedition to the Far West. Wild Adventures. The Midnight Carouse. A Cabin Reared.
Life on the Obion.
Hunting Adventures. The Voyage up the River. Scenes in the Cabin. Return Home. Removal of the Family. Crockett's Riches. A Perilous Enterprise. Reasons for his Celebrity. Crockett's Narrative. A Bear-Hunt. Visit to Jackson. Again a Candidate for the Legislature. Electioneering and Election.
Adventures in the Forest, on the River, and in the City.
The Bear Hunter's Story. Service in the Legislature. Candidate for Congress. Electioneering. The New Speculation. Disastrous Voyage. Narrow Escape. New Electioneering Exploits. Odd Speeches. The Visit to Crockett's Cabin. His Political Views. His Honesty. Opposition to Jackson. Scene at Raleigh. Dines with the President. Gross Caricature. His Annoyance.
Crockett's Tour to the North and the East.
His Reelection to Congress. The Northern Tour. First Sight of a Railroad. Reception in Philadelphia. His First Speech. Arrival in New York. The Ovation There. Visit to Boston. Cambridge and Lowell. Specimens of his Speeches. Expansion of his Ideas. Rapid Improvement.
The Disappointed Politician. Off for Texas.
Triumphal Return. Home Charms Vanish. Loses His Election. Bitter Disappointment. Crockett's Poetry. Sets out for Texas. Incidents of the Journey. Reception at Little Rock. The Shooting Match. Meeting a Clergyman. The Juggler. Crockett a Reformer. The Bee Hunter. The Rough Strangers. Scene on the Prairie.
Adventures on the Prairie.
Disappearance of the Bee Hunter. The Herd of Buffalo Crockett Lost. The Fight with the Cougar. Approach of Savages. Their Friendliness. Picnic on the Prairie. Picturesque Scene. The Lost Mustang Recovered. Unexpected Reunion. Departure of the Savages. Skirmish with the Mexicans. Arrival at the Alamo.
The Fortress of Alamo. Colonel Bowie. Bombardment of the Fort. Crockett's Journal. Sharpshooting. Fight Outside of the Fort. Death of the Bee Hunter. Kate of Nacogdoches. Assault on the Citadel. Crockett a Prisoner. His Death.
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