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By Sterling North

ISBN-10: 0307814149

ISBN-13: 9780307814142

Abraham Lincoln was once born to a terrible relations at the American frontier. He used to be a difficult employee, yet he sought after greater than a farmer's lifestyles. As he realized concerning the problems with his day, Abe longed to be a lawmaker himself, so he ran for the nation legislature. quickly the farm boy may develop into the intense orator and favourite president who ultimately proclaimed freedom for all american citizens. targeting Lincoln's youth and early manhood, this e-book explores the folks and occasions that formed certainly one of America's maximum presidents.

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It was here on the Knob Creek farm that Abe gained his first glimpse of the larger world. Down the Cumberland Trail, which passed the cabin door, came travelers of all sorts—peddlers, pioneers seeking new land, even slaves in chains. Once Abe gave a fish he had caught in the creek to a discharged soldier hobbling home from the War of 1812. The big-eared Lincoln boy listened, watched, and wondered. He has been described as a spidery lad with his fair share of mischief. But even at so young an age he was willing and eager to learn.

And although the blazing logs in the fireplace nearly scorched the teacher and the students in the front row, the students in the back rows shivered on cold days, finding it difficult to hold a quill pen in half-frozen fingers. During one session Lincoln walked four and one-half miles each way every day. In pleasant weather he probably enjoyed his tramp through the woods, watching squirrels scurrying up the oaks and hickories, or seeing a white-tailed deer bounding away through the trees. But often in winter he must have arrived soaked to the skin with rain or melting snow.

But once when they had just crossed a stream, Lincoln looked back to see the small beast whining pitifully on the far shore, unwilling to brave the plunge into the icy water. “I could not endure the idea of abandoning even a dog,” Abe recalled. “Pulling off shoes and socks I waded across the stream and triumphantly returned with the shivering animal under my arm. ” The five men of the party quickly threw up the usual cabin. There, crowded in like a family of raccoons in a hollow log, all thirteen of the relatives spent the spring, summer, and autumn of 1830 and almost incredibly savage winter of 1830–31.

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