Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance

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Author: Frances Cavanah
Published: 1959
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,097 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 11,054
Added to site: 2005.12.16
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In writing this story of Abraham Lincoln, the author depended primarily on Lincoln's own statements and on the statements of his family and friends who had firsthand knowledge of his everyday life. In instances when dialogue had to be imagined, the conversation might logically have taken place in the light of known circumstances. Such descriptive details as were necessarily added were based on authentic accounts of pioneer times.

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Another scholar would greet "the stranger," lead him around the room, and introduce him.

One day it was Abe's turn to do the introducing. He opened the door to find his best friend, Nat Grigsby, waiting outside. Nat bowed low, from the waist. Abe bowed. His buckskin trousers, already too short, slipped up still farther, showing several inches of his bare leg. He looked so solemn that some of the girls giggled. The schoolmaster frowned and pounded on his desk. The giggling stopped.

"Master Crawford," said Abe, "this here is Mr. Grigsby. His pa just moved to these parts. He figures on coming to your school."

Andrew Crawford rose and bowed. "Welcome," he said. "Mr. Lincoln, introduce Mr. Grigsby to the other scholars."

[Illustration]

The children sat on two long benches made of split logs. Abe led Nat down the length of the front bench. Each girl rose and made a curtsy. Nat bowed. Each boy rose and bowed. Nat returned the bow. Abe kept saying funny things under his breath that

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****

I happen to own this book. I used one of the chapters as a stand alone lesson. I thought students could relate to the early experiences of Abe's life, including a family relocation. Good story. I am going to use the book again. This is the first time I have seen this site. It looks like a good resource.


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