Comprising Incidents and Reminiscences of his Childhood; His Chequered Life as a Student and Teacher; and his Remarkable Career as a Soldier and Author; Embracing Also the Story of his Unprecedented Journey from Ocean to Ocean on Horseback; and an Account of his Discovery of the True Source of the Mississippi River, and Canoe Voyage thence to the Gulf of Mexico.
LOYALTY OF THE NEGROES.
Startled by hounds.--An unpleasant predicament.--A Christian gentlewoman.--Appeal to Mrs. Colonel Taylor.--"She did all she could."--A meal fit for the gods.--Aunt Katy.--"Lor' bress ye, marsters!"--Uncle Zeb's prayer.--Hoe-cake and pinders.--Woodcraft versus astronomy.--Canine foes.--Characteristics of the slave.-- Meeting escaped prisoners.--Danger.--Retreat and concealment 228
PROGRESS OF THE FUGITIVES.
Parting company.--Thirst and no water.--Hoping for the end.--The boy and the chicken.--Conversation of ladies overheard.--The fugitives pursued.--The sleeping village.--Captain Bryant.--The alba sus.--Justifiable murder, and a delicious meal.--Darkies and their prayers.--Man proposes;