1967

Timothy Flint and Folsom James K., BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF DANIEL BOONE: THE FIRST SETTLER OF KENTUCKY INTERSPERSED WITH INCIDENTS IN THE EARLY ANNALS OF THE COUNTRY(New Haven: College & University Press, 1967)

Keywords
Fire Hunt
Flint
People
Flint
1: <Young Boone was one night engaged in a fire hunt, with a young friend. Their course led them to the deeply timbered bottom that skirted the stream which wound round this pleasant plantation. . . . Two persons are indispensable to it [a fire hunt]. The horseman that predcedes, bears on his shoulder what is called a FIRE PAN, full of blazing pine knots, which cast a bright and flickering glare far through the forest. The second follows at some distance, with his rifle prepared for action. No spectacle is more impressive than this of pairs of hunters, thus kindling the forest into a glare. The deer, reposing quietly in his thicket, is awakened by the approaching cavalcade, and instead of flying from the portentious brilliance, remains stupidly gazing upon it, as if charmed to the spot. The animal is betrayed to its doom by the gleaming of its fixed and innocent eyes. This cruel mode of securing a fatal shot is called, in hunter's phrase, SHINING THE EYES.> FLINT1:38 continued

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