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Winning the Wilderness

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 113,244 / 321 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,334
Added to site: 2008.12.13 22853

A story of pioneer life on the Kansas frontier, faithfully depicting the old heroic pioneer spirit. A great human story which appeals to all readers, old and young alike.

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ways. The men who didn't go to war had the big chances at money making, you know. While you were off fighting, I was improving the time here. I've done it fairly, though. I never dodged a law in my life, nor met a man into whose eyes I couldn't look squarely."

As he spoke, the blood left Asher's cheeks and his face grew gray under the tan.

"Father, do you think a man who fights for his country is to be accounted below the man who stays at home and makes money?"

"Well, he certainly can do more for his children than some of those who went to this war can do for their fathers," Francis Aydelot declared. "Suppose I was helpless and poor now, what could you do for me?"

There was no attempt at reply, and the father went on: "I have prepared your work for you. You must begin it at once. Years ago Cloverdale set up a hotel, a poor enough tavern even for those days, but it robbed me of the patronage this house had before that time, and I had to go to farming. Every kind of drudgery I've had



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