By Sterling North
Abraham Lincoln was once born to a bad family members at the American frontier. He used to be a troublesome employee, yet he sought after greater than a farmer's existence. As he discovered concerning the problems with his day, Abe longed to be a lawmaker himself, so he ran for the nation legislature. quickly the farm boy could develop into the intense orator and famous president who eventually proclaimed freedom for all american citizens. concentrating on Lincoln's formative years and early manhood, this booklet explores the folks and occasions that formed one among America's maximum presidents.
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Overhead, in early spring, great flocks of wild ducks and geese fly northward toward their Arctic nesting grounds, the geese uttering the most haunting and desolate cry of any wild fowl on the planet. Blue kingfishers plunge for their breakfast in every bayou. Turtles sun on the logs. And from a thousand creeks come contributions of water to increase the majestic flow of the big river. From dawn until dark, in sun or rain or fog, Abe and Allen drifted with the current, tying up at night to sleep under the rude shelter erected at one end of the boat.
The famous fight, which was to have far-reaching political consequences for Lincoln, happened on a Saturday afternoon. Within the circle of tense onlookers, Jack and Abe, stripped to the waist, circled warily, seeking an opening. Jack was shorter than Abe, but built like a young bull. His heavy biceps and shoulders gleamed and rippled in the sunlight. Abe’s long, flat muscles had gigantic strength and leverage, but he knew that he was facing a tough opponent. Stories of how the match ended differ in a few respects.
Tom Lincoln soon began to build a better cabin. But all through that miserable winter, Abe, Sarah, and their parents huddled in their half-faced shelter. Luckily, game was plentiful. They did not lack for food. But water was a problem. One of Abe’s jobs for many years was to make frequent trips to the spring a mile away. He also helped to cut logs for the new cabin. At least once he brought meat to the table. , though very young, was large of his age, and had an axe put into his hands at once; and from that till within his twenty-third year, he was almost constantly handling that most useful instrument—less, of course, in plowing and harvesting seasons.