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Betty Zane

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Author: Zane Grey
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,695 / 281 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 5,188 3016

This story tells of the bravery and heroism of Betty, the beautifulyoung sister of old Colonel Zane, one of the bravest pioneers. Lifealong the frontier, attacks by Indians, Betty's heroic defense of thebeleaguered garrison at Wheeling, the burning of the Fort, and Betty'sfinal race for life, make up this never-to-be-forgotten story.

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a number of settlers, of a like spirit with himself, to accompany him to the wilderness. Believing it unsafe to take their families with them at once, they left them at Red Stone on the Monongahela river, while the men, including Colonel Zane, his brothers Silas, Andrew, Jonathan and Isaac, the Wetzels, McCollochs, Bennets, Metzars and others, pushed on ahead.

The country through which they passed was one tangled, most impenetrable forest; the axe of the pioneer had never sounded in this region, where every rod of the way might harbor some unknown danger.

These reckless bordermen knew not the meaning of fear; to all, daring adventure was welcome, and the screech of a redskin and the ping of a bullet were familiar sounds; to the Wetzels, McCollochs and Jonathan Zane the hunting of Indians was the most thrilling passion of their lives; indeed, the Wetzels, particularly, knew no other occupation. They had attained a wonderful skill with the rifle; long practice had rendered their senses as acute as those

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
ray dell jones

Zane Grey lists 3 books related to the location and time period concerning the character 'Betty Zane'.
1. Betty Zane
2. The Last Trail
3. Spirit of the Border

ALL are worth reading as depicts the history of the Ohio River and area surrounding the river.

R Stephan

Well written historical fiction recommended to anyone interested in the decline of the indigenous North American.



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