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CONTENTS. CHAPTrER I. Page. Daniel Boone is born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania- His father removes to the Schuylkill-Boone's early passion for hunting-Kills a panther-Wanderings in the woods-Is sent to school-The school is bro- ken up-Boone returns to his sports-His father re- moves to the Yadkin river in North Carolina-While the farm is improving Daniel is hunting-The neigh- borhood begins to be settled-Daniel is dissatisfied- Settlement of Mr. Bryan-Daniel Boone goes out upon a fire hunt-Strange adventure-Marries Re- becca Bryan-Makes a home for himself on the head waters of the Yadkin-Men begin to crowd upon him-determines to move . . . . . 13 CHAPTER II. Early visits to Kentucky-James M'Bride-Dr. Wack- er and others-John Finlay goes to Kentucky trad- ing with the Indians-Returns with glowing ac- counts of the country-Visits Daniel Boone and spends the winter with him-Boone is charmed with the stories-They determine in the spring to go to Kentucky-Meeting at Boone's house in May-With four companions they start for the west-Adventures