Stories of the Old Dominion: From the Settlement to the End of the Revolution (Classic Reprint)

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Instead of passing his time in idleness with other young men in the town of Willoughby, he went out to the woods near, and built a sott of house for himself of the boughs of trees. In this he intended to live, and as to supporting himself,-he meant to shoot deer and live on the venison. He then got together as many books as he could on war like matters, and retiring to his Bower, as he called it, set about studying them. By this means he taught him self the art of war; but as he knew that a soldier must fight with his own hands, be resolved also to learn how to use every sort of weapon. At that time men fought on horseback often, and one of the most important of their weapons was the lance. This was a long wooden affair with a sharp iron point, and soldiers held the head straight in front of them, to strike their enemies as they rode against them at full gallop. Young John Smith had a horse and lance, and he now practised to make himself skilful. This he did by Suspending a ring to the bough of a tree, after which he went off to some distance and rode at it at full gallop, pointing his lance at the ring, in order to carry it off from the bough. By repeating this over and over, he at last became expert in it, and then he knew he could strike an enemy on horseback. He also practised with his sword to make his eye keen and his wrist tough, and fired at the trees with his pistol to be come an expert marksman. By this means he grew to be a skilful soldier; and then he set out in search of advent ui'cs.

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John Esten Cooke was an American novelist, poet and Civil-War veteran best-known for his writings about his home state of Virginia. Although trained as a lawyer, Cooke was able to support himself with his writing from the very beginning of his career, and eventually produced more than 200 published works, including the novels The Virginia Comedians and The Wearing of the Gray, and biographies about General Robert E. Lee and Thomas Stonewall Jackson. Although Cooke served under General J. E. B. Stuart during the American Civil War, he was not suited to military life and returned to his writing at the war s end. Cooke died 1886 and is commemorated in the John Esten Cooke Fiction Award, awarded annually by the Military Order of the Stars and Bars.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Stories of the Old Dominion: From the Settlement to the End of the Revolution Instead of passing his time in idleness with other young men in the town of Willoughby, he went out to the woods near, and built a sott of house for himself of the boughs of trees. In this he intended to live, and as to supporting himself, -he meant to shoot deer and live on the venison. He then got together as many books as he could on war like matters, and retiring to his Bower, as he called it, set about studying them. By this means he taught him self the art of war; but as he knew that a soldier must fight with his own hands, be resolved also to learn how to use every sort of weapon. At that time men fought on horseback often, and one of the most important of their weapons was the lance. This was a long wooden affair with a sharp iron point, and soldiers held the head straight in front of them, to strike their enemies as they rode against them at full gallop. Young John Smith had a horse and lance, and he now practised to make himself skilful. This he did by Suspending a ring to the bough of a tree, after which he went off to some distance and rode at it at full gallop, pointing his lance at the ring, in order to carry it off from the bough. By repeating this over and over, he at last became expert in it, and then he knew he could strike an enemy on horseback. He also practised with his sword to make his eye keen and his wrist tough, and fired at the trees with his pistol to be come an expert marksman. By this means he grew to be a skilful soldier; and then he set out in search of advent ui cs. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331482109

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