On the Trail of Pontiac

The Pioneer Boys of the Ohio

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Author: Edward Stratemeyer (Arthur M. Winfield)
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,438 / 184 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.3
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 619
mnybks.net#: 7535
Genre: Travel
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ad now come to the edge of the woods. Here was a well-defined trail, running from Will's Creek to a hamlet knows as Shadd's Run, named after an old Englishman who had settled there six years previous. Shadd and his family had been massacred by the Indians at the time of Braddock's defeat, and all that was left of his commodious log cabin was a heap of half-burnt logs.

Turning into the trail, the young hunters continued on their way to the Morris homestead. This itself was a new building, for the first cabin had also gone up in flames during the terrible uprising. On either side of the road were patches of woods, with here and there a cleared field. Soon they came in sight of a log cabin.

"Hullo, Neighbor Thompson!" sang out Henry, and in a moment a man appeared at the door of the house, musket in hand.

"So you've got back," said the man, and lowered his weapon. "What luck?"

"Two wild turkeys and seven rabbits," answered Henry. He reached into his game-bag. "Here are the two rabbits I promised you

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