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)

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2: <The deer is remarkable for the beauty of its eyes when thus SHINED. The mild brilliance of the two orbs was distinctly visible. Whether warned by a presentiment, or arrested by a palpitation, and strange feelings within, at noting a new expression in the blue and dewy lights that gleamed to his heart, we say not. But the unerring rifle fell, and a rustling told him that the game had fled. Something whispered him it was not a DEER; and yet the fleet step, as the game bounded away, might easily be mistaken for that of the light-footed animal. A second thought impelled him to pursue the rapidly retreating game; and he sprang away in the direction of the sound, leaving his companion to occupy himself as he might. The fugitive had the advantage of a considerable advance of him, and apparently a better knowledge of the localities of the place. But the hunter was perfect in all his field exercises, and scarcely less fleet footed than a deer; and he gained rapidly on the object of his pursuit, which advanced a little distance parallel with the field-fence, and then, as if endowed with the utmost accomplishment of gynmastics, cleared the fence with a leap. The hunter, embarrassed with his rifle and accountrements, was driven to the slow and humiliating expedient of climbing it. But an outline of the form of the fugitive, fleeting through the shades in the direction of the house, assured him that he had mistaken the species of the game. His heart throbbed from a hundred sensations; and among them an apprehension of the consequences that would have resulted from discahrging his rifle, when he had first shined those liquid blue eyes. Seeing that the fleet game made straight in the direction of the house, he said to himself, "I will see the pet deer in its lair;" and he directed his steps to the same place. Half a score of dogs opened their barking upon him, as he approached the house, and advertised the master that a stranger was aproaching. Having hushed the dogs, and learned the name of his visitant, he introduced him to his family as the son of their neighbor, Boone.> FLINT1:39 continued

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