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CHAPTER II,

His Estate in Pennsylvania.........................

Plantation on Perkioming Creek................ - - - -

A Rocky Cave his Studio....... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Birds build their Nests over its Entrance.............

Nest of Pewees within his Retreat............ - - - - - - -

Audubon's Marriage...............................

Removes to Louisville after his Marriage.............

Beargrass Creek, Kentucky....................... --

Kentucky Barbecues............ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fertility of Southern Kentucky............. - - - - - - - -

Ruggedness of the Northern portion....... - - - - - - - - - -

Will Smith, the Forest Chieftain............ - - - - - - - -

Solitary Life of Smith......... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

The “Silent Hunter”............ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Early Years of Will Smith..... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Mattie Saunders.............. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Tyrannical conduct of Mattie's Father............ - - -

Patient Heroism of Will Smith...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Makes his Escape from the Cruelty of Saunders.......

Curious Wicissitudes and Distress of Will............

Found by Judge Campbell................ - - - - - - - - - -

Kindness and Humanity of the Judge................

A Strange Coincidence.................. - - - - - - - - - - -

Saunders takes his Trial for “making away with Will”

Sudden Appearance of Will in Court......... - - - - - - -

His emaciated look excites Horror and Pity..........

Mattie's Sensations................................

• Saunders compelled to aid in his Support and Education

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Earthquake at a Wedding.......................... 35

Disturbed Slumbers.... ...................... ... .. 86

The Whip-poor-Will............................... 87

* Noiseless Flight... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............. 37

Sings long after Sunset.................... - - - - - - - - - 38

Resumes its Song at Early Dawn........... - - - - - - - - - 38

The Chuck-Will's-Widow............... • - - - - - -"....... 88

An Inhabitant of Warm Climates................... 39

Habits of the Chuck-Will's-Widow.................. 39

Its Song. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Its Wooing....................................... 41

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CHAPTER IV.

Kentucky Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................... 42

Habits of early Settlers............................ 48

Capacious Flat-boats................. • * * - - - - - - - - - - - 44

Conflicts with Indians........................... . . 44

Kentucky Feat of “Driving the Nail”............... 45

“Barking a Squirrel”.............................. 45

“Snuffing the Candle"............................. 45

Hurricanes.............. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 46

Destructive Effects. . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . 47

Audubon and Daniel Boone..................... ... 48

Boone's Account of his Capture by Indians........... 49

A Strange Visitor........ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . . . . . 51

“An odd Fish"....................... - - - - - - - - - - - ... 52

M. Thouville, the Naturalist..................... ... 52

Personal appearance of Thouville................... 2

His Enthusiasm....... - * - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 54

Nocturnal Uproar................... - - - - - - - - - - ... 55

Sanguinary Contest with Bats......... - - - - - - - - - - - - - 55

Thouville preserves Specimens..................... ... 56

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CHAPTER W.

Audubon's Commercial Pursuits..................... 59

Trading Voyage on the Upper Mississippi............ 59

First sight of the “Bird of Washington"............ . 59 -

Its Nest on Inaccessible Cliffs...................... . 60

Its mode of taking Fish.............. ... . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Wild Mississippi Scenery............. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 61

Vast Forests—Fairy Islands............... - - - - - - - - - 62

Curious Nest of the Oriole.............. . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Architectural capacity of Birds.............. - - - - - - . 64

Nest of the Tailor Bird........ ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * . 65

Flight of the Baltimore Oriole...................... 65

Its Song........ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 65s

Beautiful Plumage........................... ... . . 65

The Umbrella Bird................................ 66

Wolf Island.................................... ... 66

The Pirate Mason..........................., - - - - - - 66

The Regulators.......................... - - - - - - - ... 67

The Pirate Mason shot............. - - - - - - - - - . . . . . . 68

CHAPTER WI.

Audubon's Return from the Mississippi.............. . 69

Prairie Solitudes............ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 69

Meg Merrilies of the Woods...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - '70

Wounded Indian....................... - - - - - - - - - - - 70

Unwilling Hospitalities....... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... . . 71

Intended Treachery................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

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Timely Warning.................. ------ . . . . . . . . . . 72

Imminent Danger.............. - - - - - - - - - - - - . . . . . . . 78

Opportune Arrival of Friends....................... 74

Hospitality of Backwoodsmen................. ... .. 74

An Incident.......................... ---- - - - - - - - . 74

Rough Travelling................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 75

Interior of a Log Cabin.................. - - - - - - - - - - 76

Hearty Hospitality of the Inmates........ . . . . . . . . . . 77

Far-fetched Cider.......... ........................ 77

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Audubon in Philadelphia, in 1824......... .......... 79

As yet unaware of future Success.................... 79

Is introduced to Charles Lucien Bonaparte........... 80

By him urged to Publication........ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 80

Doubts and Hesitation..................... . . . . . . . . 80

Rearranges his Drawings................ . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Determines to continue his Explorations............. 81

The Great Pine Swamp......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Audubon in Upper Canada........................ . 82

Replenishes his Purse by taking Portraits............ 83

Returns to his Family in Louisiania.......... . . . . . . . 88

Luxuriant Vegetation of Louisiana........ - - - - - - - - - - 83

The Louisiana Thrushes................ • --------- . 84

Privations attendant on his Pursuits........ - - - - - - - - - 85

Cheered by the Song of Birds.............. - - - - - - - - 86

Habits of the Wood Thrush........................ 87

Its Antipathy to the Raceoon........... . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Peculiarities of the Mocking Bird................... 88

Its Young destroyed by Snakes............... - - - - - - 89

The Humming Bird.............................. . 89

Its brilliant Plumage............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Rapid Flight...................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 90

Whole Structure adapted for Flight................. 91

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