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9 > Page 9 of Frontier angel : a romance of Kentucky rangers' life / by Edward S. Ellis.

THE FRONTIER ANGEL: A ROMANCE OF KENTUCKY RANGERS' LIFE. CHAPTER I. THE NIGHT BEFORE THE DEPARTURE. IN the western part of Pennsylvania, near the commencement of the Ohio river, stands a small town, which, at the close of the last century, num- bered about thirty dwellings. Although properly a border settlement at the time mentioned, there were so many others beyond, that it was hardly regarded as being in the " Mighty West." The inhabitants were mostly farmers, possessed of large and beauti- ful farms, who commenced their labors in the morn- ing, and retired to rest in the evening, without much fear of the molestation of their savage brethren. True, a few years previous, the latter had committed murders and depredations even farther east than 9