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self to John Filson. known to the Savages as the Dark and Bloody Ground, the Middle Ground between the subjects of the Five Nations and the Cherokees.
Filson in Imlay's Topographical Description of the Western Territory; Third Ed. 308. After a long and fatiguing journey through mountain ranges, the party found themselves in Junemunition, leaving the renowned hunter by himself, without bread, or salt, or sugar, or even a horse or dog.
The idea of a beloved wife
Boone's Autobiography in Imlay, 341. anxious for his safety, tinged his thoughts with sadness; but otherwise the cheerful, meditative man, careless of wealth, knowing the use of the rifle, not tn he had discovered.
All things were still.
All things were still.—Not a breeze shook the most tremulous leaf.—I kindled a fire, &c. &c. Boone's Autobiography in Imlay, 342. Not a breeze so much as shook a leaf.
He kindled a fire near a fountain of sweet water, and feasted on the loin of a buck.
He was no more alone than a bee