A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln

Condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham Lincoln: A History

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Author: John G. Nicolay
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 170,678 / 535 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.6
LoC Category: CT
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 863
Added to site: 2005.07.20
mnybks.net#: 11026
Origin: gutenberg.org
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e; Mordecai, the eldest, hurried to the cabin for his gun, leaving Thomas, youngest of the family, a child of six years, by his father. Mordecai had just taken down his rifle from its convenient resting-place over the door of the cabin when, turning, he saw an Indian in his war-paint stooping to seize the child. He took quick aim through a loop-hole, shot, and killed the savage, at which the little boy also ran to the house, and from this citadel Mordecai continued firing at the Indians until Josiah brought help from the fort.

It was doubtless this misfortune which rapidly changed the circumstances of the family.[1] Kentucky was yet a wild, new country. As compared with later periods of emigration, settlement was slow and pioneer life a hard struggle. So it was probably under the stress of poverty, as well as by the marriage of the older children, that the home was gradually broken up, and Thomas Lincoln became "even in childhood ... a wandering laboring boy, and grew up literally without education.... Bef

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