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Junior Classics Volume 7: Stories of Courage and Heroism

William Patten

The stories in this volume are true stories, and have been arranged in chronological order, an arrangement that will aid the reader to remember the times to which the stories relate.Almost any encyclopedia can be consulted for general details of the life stories of the interesting people whose names crowd the volume except perhaps in the cases of Peter Williamson and John Tanner, "The True Story of a Kidnapped Boy," and "A White Boy Among the Indians." Peter Williamson was kidnapped in Glasgow, Scotland, when he was eight years old, was captured by the Cherokee Indians in 1745, and (though the story does not tell this) he returned to England and became a prominent citizen. He first made the British Government pay damages for his kidnapping, gave the first exhibition in England of Indian war dances, and was the first Englishman to publish a street directory. He was finally pensioned by the Government for his services in establishing a penny post.John Tanner, the son of a clergyman, was stolen by the Indians some years later. His mother died when he was very young, his father treated him harshly, and so when the Indians kidnapped him he made no effort to escape. John remained among them until he was an old man, and the story of his life, which he was obliged to dictate to others as he could neither read nor write, was first published about 1830. The stories of these boys are considered to be two of the most reliable early accounts we possess of life among the Indians. - Summary by the author

The stories in this volume are true stories, and have been arranged in chronological order, an arrangement that will aid the reader to remember the times to which the stories relate.Almost any encyclopedia can be consulted for general details of the life stories of the interesting people whose names crowd the volume except perhaps in the cases of Peter Williamson and John Tanner, "The True Story of a Kidnapped Boy," and "A White Boy Among the Indians." Peter Williamson was kidnapped in Glasgow, Scotland, when he was eight years old, was captured by the Cherokee Indians in 1745, and (though the story does not tell this) he returned to England and became a prominent citizen. He first made the British Government pay damages for his kidnapping, gave the first exhibition in England of Indian war dances, and was the first Englishman to publish a street directory. He was finally pensioned by the Government for his services in establishing a penny post.John Tanner, the son of a clergyman, was stolen by the Indians some years later. His mother died when he was very young, his father treated him harshly, and so when the Indians kidnapped him he made no effort to escape. John remained among them until he was an old man, and the story of his life, which he was obliged to dictate to others as he could neither read nor write, was first published about 1830. The stories of these boys are considered to be two of the most reliable early accounts we possess of life among the Indians. - Summary by the author
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The stories in this volume are true stories, and have been arranged in chronological order, an arrangement that will aid the reader to remember the times to which the stories relate.Almost any encyclopedia can be consulted for general details of the life stories of the interesting people whose names crowd the volume except perhaps in the cases of Peter Williamson and John Tanner, "The True Story of a Kidnapped Boy," and "A White Boy Among the Indians." Peter Williamson was kidnapped in Glasgow, Scotland, when he was eight years old, was captured by the Cherokee Indians in 1745, and (though the story does not tell this) he returned to England and became a prominent citizen. He first made the British Government pay damages for his kidnapping, gave the first exhibition in England of Indian war dances, and was the first Englishman to publish a street directory. He was finally pensioned by the Government for his services in establishing a penny post.John Tanner, the son of a clergyman, was stolen by the Indians some years later. His mother died when he was very young, his father treated him harshly, and so when the Indians kidnapped him he made no effort to escape. John remained among them until he was an old man, and the story of his life, which he was obliged to dictate to others as he could neither read nor write, was first published about 1830. The stories of these boys are considered to be two of the most reliable early accounts we possess of life among the Indians. - Summary by the author

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

14h 44m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

42:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

38:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

29:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

23:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

26:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

18:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:22