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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Fire Hunt
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People
Flint
3: <Scarce had the first words of introduction been uttered, before the opposite door opened, and a boy apparently of seven, and a girl of sixteen rushed in, panting for breath and seeming affright. "Sister went down to the river, and a PAINTER chased her, and she is almost scared to death," exclaimed the boy. The ruddy, flaxen-haired girl stood full in view of her terrible pursuer, leaning upon his rifle, and surveying her with the most eager admiration. "Rebecca, this is young Boone, son of our neighbor," was their laconic introcution. Both were young and beautiful, and at the period when the affections exercise their most energetic influence. The circumstances of the introduction were favorable to the result, and the young hunter felt that the eyes of the DEER had SHINED his bosom, as fatally as his rifle shot had ever the inocent deer of the thickets. She, too, when she saw the high, open, bold forehead; clear, keen, and yet gentle and affectionate eye -- the firm front, and the visible impress of decision and fearlessness of the hunter -- when she interpreted a look, which said as distinctly as looks could say it, "how terrible it would have been to have fired!" can hardly be supposed to have regarded him with indifference. Nor can it be wondered at that she saw in him her BEAU IDEAL of excellence and beauty. . . . As for Boone, he was incurable wounded by her, whose eyes he had SHINED, and as he was remarkable for the backwoods attribute of NEVER BEING BEATEN OUT OF HIS TRACK, he ceased not to woo, until he gained the heart of Rebecca Bryan. In a word, he courted her successfully, and they were married.> FLINT1:39-40

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