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Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 25 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 25

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 25
BOOK THREE CHAPTER XXVBEING A BRIEF MEMOIR BY THE HONORABLE AND VENERABLE MAN KNOWN IN THESE PAGES AS JOSIAH TRAYLOR, WHO SAW THE GREAT PROCESSION OF EVENTS BETWEEN ANDREW JACKSON AND WOODROW WILSON AND ESPECIALLY THE MAKING AND THE END OF LINCOLN.Now, as I have done often sitting in the chimney corner at the day's end, I look back at my youth and manhood and tell, with one eye upon the clock, of those years of fulfillment in the progress of our beloved pilgrim. There are four and twenty of them that I shall try to review in as many minutes.... Long Stories - Post by : Ndoki - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 1800

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 24 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 24

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 24
BOOK THREE CHAPTER XXIVWHICH DESCRIBES A PLEASANT HOLIDAY AND A PRETTY STRATAGEM.Two days later Bim suggested that they should take a day's ride in the open and spend the night at the home of a friend of hers in a settlement known as Plain's End, Harry having expressed a wish to get out on the prairies in the saddle after his long term of travel on a steamboat."Are you sure that you can stand an all day's journey?" Bim asked."I! I could kill a bear with my hands and carry him home on my back and eat him for dinner," the... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 762

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 23 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 23

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 23
BOOK THREE CHAPTER XXIIIWHICH PRESENTS THE PLEASANT COMEDY OF INDIVIDUALISM IN THE NEW CAPITAL, AND THE COURTSHIP OF LINCOLN AND MARY TODD.Samson, with "Mr. Nimble" on a pad stuffed with straw in front of him, jogged across the prairies and waded the creeks and sloughs on his way to Springfield. The little lad was in his fourth year that summer. He slept and talked much on the way and kept Samson busy with queries about the sky and the creeks and the great flowery meadows. They camped the first night in a belt of timber and Samson writes that the boy... Long Stories - Post by : vbhnl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 359

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 22 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 22

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 22
BOOK THREE CHAPTER XXIIWHEREIN ABE LINCOLN REVEALS HIS METHOD OF CONDUCTING A LAWSUIT IN THE CASE OF HENRY BRIMSTEAD ET AL., VS. LIONEL DAVIS.They found many of Davis's notes in Tazewell County. Abe Lincoln's complaint represented seven clients and a sum exceeding twenty thousand dollars."Now, Harry, you don't like Davis and I can't blame you for it," said Honest Abe before they parted. "Don't spoil our case by trying to take it out of his hide. First we've got to take it out of his pocket. When I get through there may not be any hide on him worth speaking of,... Long Stories - Post by : JuvioSuccess - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 2683

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 21 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 21

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 21
BOOK THREE CHAPTER XXIWHEREIN A REMARKABLE SCHOOL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE BEGINS ITS SESSIONS IN THE REAR OF JOSHUA SPEED'S STORE. ALSO AT SAMSON'S FIRESIDE HONEST ABE TALKS OF THE AUTHORITY OF THE LAW AND THE RIGHT OF REVOLUTION, AND LATER BRINGS A SUIT AGAINST LIONEL DAVIS.The boy Joe had had a golden week at the home of the Brimsteads. The fair Annabel knowing not the power that lay in her beauty had captured his young heart scarcely fifteen years of age. He had no interest in her younger sister, Jane. But Annabel with her long skirts and full form and glowing... Long Stories - Post by : ow24160 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 573

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 20 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 20

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 20
BOOK THREE CHAPTER XXWHICH TELLS OF THE SETTLING OF ABE LINCOLN AND THE TRAYLORS IN THE VILLAGE OF SPRINGFIELD AND OF SAMSON'S SECOND VISIT TO CHICAGO.Bim's judgment of her old friends was ill founded. It was a slow time in which she lived. The foot of the horse, traveling and often mired in a rough muddy highway, was its swiftest courier. Letters carried by horses or slow steamboats were the only media of communication between people separated by wide distances. The learned wrote letters of astonishing length and literary finish--letters which were passed from hand to hand and read aloud in... Long Stories - Post by : Truman - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 2537

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 19 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 19

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 19
BOOK THREE CHAPTER XIXWHEREIN IS ONE OF THE MANY PRIVATE PANICS WHICH FOLLOWED THE BURSTING OF THE BUBBLE OF SPECULATION.Samson and Harry saw the bursting of the great bubble of '37. Late that night Disaster, loathsome and thousand legged, crept into the little city. It came on a steamer from the East and hastened from home to home, from tavern to tavern. It bit as it traveled. Great banks had suspended payment; New York had suffered a panic; many large business enterprises in the East had failed; certain agents for the bonds of Illinois had absconded with the state's money; in... Long Stories - Post by : andrewteg - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 3156

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 18 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 18

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 18
BOOK THREE CHAPTER XVIIIIN WHICH MR. LINCOLN, SAMSON AND HARRY TAKE A LONG RIDE TOGETHER AND THE LATTER VISIT THE FLOURISHING LITTLE CITY OF CHICAGO.Mr. Lincoln had brought the papers which Harry was to take to Bim, and made haste to deliver them. The boy was eager to be off on his mission. The fields were sown. The new buyer was coming to take possession in two weeks. Samson and Harry had finished their work in New Salem."Wait till to-morrow and maybe I'll go with ye," said Samson. "I'm anxious to see the country clear up to the lake and take... Long Stories - Post by : JuvioSuccess - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 2335

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 17 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 17

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 3 - Chapter 17
BOOK THREE CHAPTER XVIIWHEREIN YOUNG MR. LINCOLN BETRAYS IGNORANCE OF TWO HIGHLY IMPORTANT SUBJECTS, IN CONSEQUENCE OF WHICH HE BEGINS TO SUFFER SERIOUS EMBARRASSMENT.There were two subjects of which Mr. Lincoln had little understanding. They were women and finance. Up to this time his tall, awkward, ill clad figure had been a source of amusement to those unacquainted with his admirable spirit. Until they had rightly appraised the value of his friendship, women had been wont to regard him with a riant curiosity. He had been aware of this, and for years had avoided women, save those of old acquaintance. When... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 962

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 16 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 16

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 16
BOOK TWO CHAPTER XVIWHEREIN YOUNG MR. LINCOLN SAFELY PASSES TWO GREAT DANGER POINTS AND TURNS INTO THE HIGHWAY OF HIS MANHOOD.For days thereafter the people of New Salem were sorely troubled. Abe Lincoln, the ready helper in time of need, the wise counselor, the friend of all--"old and young, dogs and horses," as Samson was wont to say--the pride and hope of the little cabin village, was breaking down under his grief. He seemed to care no more for work or study or friendship. He wandered out in the woods and upon the prairies alone. Many feared that he would lose... Long Stories - Post by : Joe_Coon - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 2796

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 15 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 15

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 15
BOOK TWO CHAPTER XVWHEREIN HARRY AND ABE RIDE UP TO SPRINGDALE AND VISIT KELSO'S AND LEARN OF THE CURIOUS LONESOMENESS OF ELIPHALET BIGGS.Illinois was growing. In June score of prairie schooners, loaded with old and young, rattled over the plains from the East. There were many Yankees from Ohio, New York and New England in this long caravan. There were almost as many Irish, who had set out for this land of golden promise as soon as they had been able to save money for a team and wagon, after reaching the new world. There were some Germans and Scandinavians in... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 2998

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 14 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 14

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 14
BOOK TWO CHAPTER XIVIN WHICH ABE RETURNS FROM VANDALIA AND IS ENGAGED TO ANN, AND THREE INTERESTING SLAVES ARRIVE AT THE HOME OF SAMSON TRAYLOR, WHO, WITH HARRY NEEDLES, HAS AN ADVENTURE OF MUCH IMPORTANCE ON THE UNDERGROUND ROAD.Again spring had come. The great meadows were awake and full of color. Late in April their green floor was oversown with golden blossoms lying close to the warming breast of the earth. Then came the braver flowers of May lifting their heads to the sunlight in the lengthening grasses--red and white and pink and blue--and over all the bird songs. They seemed... Long Stories - Post by : Ndoki - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 496

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 13 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 13

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 13
BOOK TWO CHAPTER XIIIWHEREIN THE ROUTE OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IS SURVEYED AND SAMSON AND HARRY SPEND A NIGHT IN THE HOME OF HENRY BRIMSTEAD AND HEAR SURPRISING REVELATIONS, CONFIDENTIALLY DISCLOSED, AND ARE CHARMED BY THE PERSONALITY OF HIS DAUGHTER ANNABEL.Early in the autumn of that year the Reverend Elijah Lovejoy of Alton had spent a night with the Traylors on his way to the North. Sitting by the fireside he had told many a vivid tale of the cruelties of slavery."I would not have you think that all slave-holders are wicked and heartless," he said. "They are like other men... Long Stories - Post by : add2it - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 2724

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 12 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 12

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 12
BOOK TWO CHAPTER XIIWHICH CONTINUES THE ROMANCE OF ABE AND ANN UNTIL THE FORMER LEAVES NEW SALEM TO BEGIN HIS WORK IN THE LEGISLATURE. ALSO IT DESCRIBES THE COLONELING OF PETER LUKINS.The next day after his return, Abe received a letter for Ann. She had come over to the store on the arrival of the stage and taken her letter and run home with it. That Saturday's stage brought the new suit of clothes from Springfield. Sunday morning Abe put it on and walked over to Kelso's. Mrs. Kelso was sweeping the cabin."We shall have to stand outside a moment," said... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 1000

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 11 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 11

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 11
BOOK TWO CHAPTER XIIN WHICH ABE, ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATURE, GIVES WHAT COMFORT HE CAN TO ANN RUTLEDGE IN THE BEGINNING OF HER SORROWS. ALSO HE GOES TO SPRINGFIELD FOR NEW CLOTHES AND IS ASTONISHED BY ITS POMP AND THE CHANGE IN ELI.Radford's grocery had been so wrecked by the raiders that its owner was disheartened. Reenforced by John Cameron and James Rutledge he had succeeded in drawing them away before they could steal whisky enough to get drunk. But they had thrown many of his goods into the street. Radford mended his windows and offered his stock for sale. After... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 654

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 10 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 10

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 2 - Chapter 10
BOOK TWO CHAPTER XIN WHICH ABE AND SAMSON WRESTLE AND SOME RAIDERS COME TO BURN AND STAY TO REPENTWithin a week after their return the election came off and Abe was defeated, although in his precinct two hundred and twenty-seven out of a total of three hundred votes had been cast for him. He began to consider which way to turn. He thought seriously of the trade of the blacksmith which many advised. Burns and Shakespeare, who had been with him in recent vicissitudes seemed to disagree with him. Jack Kelso, who had welcomed the returning warriors in the cheery fashion... Long Stories - Post by : Truman - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 690

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 1 - Chapter 9 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 1 - Chapter 9

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 1 - Chapter 9
BOOK ONE CHAPTER IXIN WHICH BIM KELSO MAKES HISTORY, WHILE ABE AND HARRY AND OTHER GOOD CITIZENS OF NEW SALEM ARE MAKING AN EFFORT TO THAT END IN THE INDIAN WAR.Many things came with the full tide of the springtime--innumerable flowers and voices, the flowers filled with glowing color, the voices with music and delight. Waves of song swept over the limitless meadows. They went on and on as if they traveled a shoreless sea in a steady wind. Bob-whites, meadow-larks, bobolinks, song sparrows, bluebirds, competed with the crowing of the meadow cocks. This joyous tumult around the Traylor cabin sped... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 2128

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 1 - Chapter 8 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 1 - Chapter 8

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 1 - Chapter 8
BOOK ONE CHAPTER VIIIWHEREIN ABE MAKES SUNDRY WISE REMARKS TO THE BOY HARRY AND ANNOUNCES HIS PURPOSE TO BE A CANDIDATE FOR THE LEGISLATURE AT KELSO'S DINNER PARTY.Harry Needles met Bim Kelso on the road next day, when he was going down to see if there was any mail. She was on her pony. He was in his new suit of clothes--a butternut background striped into large checks."You look like a walking checkerboard," said she, stopping her pony."This--this is my new suit," Harry answered, looking down at it."It's a tiresome suit," said she impaciently. "I've been playing checkers on it since... Long Stories - Post by : vbhnl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 895

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 1 - Chapter 7 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 1 - Chapter 7

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 1 - Chapter 7
BOOK ONE CHAPTER VIIIN WHICH MR. ELIPHALET BIGGS GETS ACQUAINTED WITH BIM KELSO AND HER FATHER.In a musty old ledger kept by James Rutledge, the owner of Rutledge's Tavern, in the year 1832, is an entry under the date of January 31st which reads as follows:"Arrived this day Eliphalet Biggs of 26 Olive Street, St. Louis, with one horse."Young Mr. Biggs remained at Rutledge's Tavern for three weeks with his arm in a sling under the eye of the good doctor. The Rutledges were Kentucky folk and there the young man had found a sympathetic hearing and tender care. Dr. Allen... Long Stories - Post by : JuvioSuccess - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 1339

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 1 - Chapter 6 Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 1 - Chapter 6

Man For The Ages: A Story Of The Builders Of Democracy - Book 1 - Chapter 6
BOOK ONE CHAPTER VIWHICH DESCRIBES THE LONELY LIFE IN A PRAIRIE CABIN AND STIRRING ADVENTURE ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD ABOUT THE TIME IT BEGAN OPERATIONS.When Samson paid Mr. Gollaher, a "detector" came with the latter to look at the money before it was accepted. There were many counterfeits and bills good only at a certain discount of face value, going about those days and the detector was in great request. Directly after moving in, Samson dug a well and lined it with a hollow log. He bought tools and another team and then he and Harry began their fall plowing. Day... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : Irving Bacheller - Read : 2806