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it by deed to a new purchaser. In this new home the family spent four years more, and while here Abraham and his sister Sarah began going to A B C schools. Their first teacher was Zachariah Riney, who taught near the Lincoln cabin; the next, Caleb Hazel, at a distance of about four miles. Thomas Lincoln was evidently one of those easygoing, good-natured men who carry the virtue of contentment to an extreme. He appears never to have exerted himself much beyond the attainment of a necessar neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. As Abraham was only in his eighth year when he left Kentucky, the little beginnings he had learned in the schools kept by Riney and Hazel in that State must have been very slight-probably only his alphabet, or possibly three or four pages of Webster's Elementary spelling book. It is likely that the multiplication table was as yet an unfathomed mystery, and that he could not write