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
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