Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,661 / 166 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.5
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,207
Added to site: 2006.11.25
mnybks.net#: 15365
Excerpt

on a cross-country trip by horseback, of more than a thousand miles. The details of this adventurous journey make interesting reading, but cannot find place in this necessarily brief story. They reached an Indian village near where the city of Pittsburgh now stands, then turned south to the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers where dwelt a friendly tribe of Indians. Thence they went to Fort le Boeuf, where the French commander received the Virginia major politely, entertained him, but tried at the same time to win his Indian friends away from him.

The return journey was terrible. The horses had become so weak that they were useless except as light pack animals. The little party struggled along on foot. Washington with one companion went on ahead. It was the dead of winter, but when they reached the Ohio River, they found that instead of its being frozen solid, as they had hoped, it was a turbulent mass of tossing cakes of ice.

"There was no way of getting over," writes Washington in

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson
All the Way to Fairyland
by Evelyn Sharp
Through the Looking Glass
by Lewis Carroll
Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell
Peter Pan
by James M. Barrie
ABC's of Science
by Charles Oliver

See more popular titles from this genre.