The Resource The adventures of Big-Foot Wallace : the Texas ranger and hunter, by John C. Duval

The adventures of Big-Foot Wallace : the Texas ranger and hunter, by John C. Duval

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The adventures of Big-Foot Wallace : the Texas ranger and hunter
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The adventures of Big-Foot Wallace
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the Texas ranger and hunter
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by John C. Duval
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A facsimile reproduction of the adventures of Big-Foot Wallace
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the Texas ranger and hunter
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eng
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The biography of an early Texas Ranger and famous Indian fighter
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TXK
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976.4
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F390
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.W25 1947
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non fiction
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The adventures of Big-Foot Wallace : the Texas ranger and hunter, by John C. Duval
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  • CHAPTER I. Introductory CHAPTER II. Wallace's Initiation into the Mysteries of Woodcraft CHAPTER III. On the Route-The Old Lady and the Truck- Patch CHAPTER IV . A Rattlesnake Bite-Singular Spring- Wild Artichokes-Indian Art Gallery-Wallace's First Bear CHAPTER V . Buffalo-Fine Grove of Pecan Trees- The First Buffalo-Bit by a Rattlesnake-The Tarantula-Traveling Under Difficulties-A Free Serenade CHAPTER VI . The Palo Pinto at Last-The Camp in the Valley-Wallace's Last Look at the Camp-The Indians-A Tight Race Wallace-Kills His First Indian CHAPTER VII . Lost Among the Ravines-A Lucky Shot-Comfortable Quarters-A Petrified ForestThe Mexican-Gourd Wallace Makes a Friend CHAPTER VIII . My Little Valley-A Sad Accident- Wild Turkeys-On Crutches-On the Tramp Again- A Last Look CHAPTER IX . Gold-Indian Smokes-Comanche UneasyCaptured by the Indians-Mysterious Movements- The Old Squaw-What Next? CHAPTER X . Led Out for Execution-Saved at the Last Moment-A New Mother and a New Home-Co- manche in Luck Again-"Lobo-lusti-hadjo" CHAPTER XI. Black-Wolf's Indian Legend-Determi- nation to Escape-Back in the Settlements CHAPTER XII . Belated in the Woods-Wolves on the Track-One Fellow Out of the Way-Reinforcements Coming Up-A Hand-to-Hand Fight CHAPTER XIII. A Struggle for Life-Fight With the "Big Indian" CHAPTER XIV . A Tight Place-Indian Signs-Ben Wade's Motto-Ben and the Buffalo Ribs-"Ingins About"-Here They Come CHAPTER XV . A Warm Reception-?Fire and Fall Back"-Hot Work-A Natural Coward-Four at a Shot- Lassoing Dead Indians CHAPTER XVI. More Comanches on the War-Track- Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip-On a False Trail-Ben Wade Wants His Dinner-"Mr. John" Outwitted CHAPTER XVII . A Night Visit From the Indians- Afoot, and Ten Miles to Travel-On the TrailA Curious Specimen CHAPTER XVIII . Story of the Indian-hater-The Move From Kentucky-New Home in Texas-Wife and Children Murdered by the Indians-Terrible Revenge-A Dangerous Companion-The Indian Camp CHAPTER XIX . Attacking the Indians-Narrow Escape-The Indian-hater at Work-Forgot to Untie His Horse-A Dying Struggle-Worse Scared Than Hurt-Dinner Ready Cooked-Return to the Settlements, and Disappearance of the Indianhater CHAPTER XX . Wallace Makes a Treaty With the Lipan Indians-The Indians Break It-Preparation to Punish Them-First Appearance of a Live Author CHAPTER XXI . The Author Again-The Boys Make Fun of His Umbrella-His Pistol "Goes Off" and Creates an Excitement-Mr. Cooper's Indian Characters-Some Sage Reflections on CharacterThe Author Wants a Bed, and Gets Tige's Buffalo Robe-"Something Like a Pillow"-Troublesome Bedfellows-The Start After the Indians CHAPTER XXII . The Sudden Storm-Sad Fate of the "Author's" Umbrella-What He Thought of Mr. Cooper- The Author Goes a-Hunting, and What He Found-He Pronounces Mr. Cooper a Humbug CHAPTER XXIII . Our Author Has an Appetite- Scarcity of Water-The Author Takes Notes, and the Men Get Riled-The Mud-Puddle CHAPTER XXIV . Plenty of Water-A Halt for Re- freshments-Our Author Among the Rocks-He Meets With an Adventure-Treed by Mexican Hogs-He Grows Desperate-Is Released at Last-Adventure With a Rattlesnake-More Scared Than Hurt CHAPTER XXV . Another Rattlesnake-How to Manage Rattlesnakes-Terrific Adventure With a Grape- vine Rattlesnake CHAPTER XXVI . Fresh Signs of the Indians-Our Author in Trouble Again-Scatter Guns Compared With Bows and Arrows CHAPTER XXVII . The Indians Overtaken-Desperate Fight-The Author Proves Himself a Good Soldier- The Indian Girl-The Author Has a Race for His Life-The Umbrella Comes in Play-Gathering Up the Spoils-The Horses Recovered-Farewell to the Author CHAPTER XXVIII . Wallace Surprises a Party of Indians Who Were Making Themselves "Comfortable" near His Ranch CHAPTER XXIX. The "Mier Expedition" CHAPTER XXX . Over the Rio Grande Again-A Costly Exchange-Reception by the Mexicans-Firing an "Escopeta"-Fighting in Earnest-Captain Cameron and the Mexican Soldier CHAPTER XXXI . Surrender to the Mexicans-General Green's Proposition-Marched Off to Prison-The Mexican Maiden-Off for Camargo-A Short Stay, and Off Again-Reinosa CHAPTER XXXII . Off for Matamoros-Distinguished Reception at Matamoros-An Oratorical Display- Again on the Road-A Serious Loss-Goat or Dog? CHAPTER XXXIII . Still on the Road-Inhuman Treat- ment-Wallace Uses His "Big Foot" to Advantage- Planning an Escape-Disappointment-Monterey-The Tarantula-Change of Commanders, and Off Again- Rinconada-Another Plan of Escape, and Another Disappointment-Arrival at Saltillo, and a Determination CHAPTER XXXIV . Successful Attack on the Mexican Guard-Bravery of Colonel Barragan-Retreat From Salado-Rapid Traveling-Bad Counsels-Suffering for Water-In Difficulties-Water at Last-The Horses Killed and Eaten CHAPTER XXXV . A Dreary Prospect-No Water-Dying by the Wayside-Hunger and Thirst-Dreaming of Water-Hopes and Disappointments-Captured by the Mexicans-Water at Last-Wretched Condition of the Survivors CHAPTER XXXVI . Encampment at the Water-Hole- Wretched Appearance of the Men-March Back to Saltillo-Mexican Vermin-How Wallace Was Dressed -Mexican Vegetation-The Tiger Thorn-Conflicting Rumors CHAPTER XXXVII . Sudden Change of Quarters- Rancho Salado Once More-Brutal Order-The Draw- ing of the Beans-"Dip Deep, Boys"-The Baboon -faced Mexican Officer-Indifference of the Men -The One Exception-Wallace Draws a White Bean"Ould Ireland Forever"-Speedy Execution-A Miraculous Escape, and Subsequent Death CHAPTER XXXVIII . San Luis Potosi -Queretaro- Tuli-The Black Hole of Calcutta-Murder of Captain Cameron-Arrival at the City of MexicoPut to Work on the Public-Road How Wallace Got His Pay-How One of the Men "Played Horse"Escape of Prisoners-Why Wallace Was Called "Big-Foot"-"Texas Cannibals" CHAPTER XXXIX . Puebla-Perote-Wallace Has "Jail Fever"-The Surgeon-General Saves His LifeSeeing the Animals-More Men Escape-Final Release, and Start Home-Stopped by Robbers, Who Prove to Be Very Clever Fellows-Yellow FeverHome Again CHAPTER XL . Wallace Hears from VirginiaCivilized Compared With Uncivilized-Life-He Determines to Take a Trip to the "Old States"Lays in a "Civilized" Wardrobe-An Old Friend Finds Him Disguised in His New Clothes-Starts on His Journey-Wallace's Opinion of the Sea- At New Orleans, and What He Saw There CHAPTER XLI . Wallace Goes to the Theatre-His Opinion of "Play-Actors"-The Dancing Woman- Wallace Gets Excited-The St. Charles "Tavern"How He Registered His Name-Wallace is Afraid of a Fire-He Breakfasts at the St. Charles, and Gets Up an Excitement-The Bill of Fare-Fried Fullfrogs CHAPTER XLII . Wallace Meets With an Adventure- Goes to a Quadroon Ball and Teaches Them "The Stampede"-Wallace Takes a "White Lion," and Pays for It-Has His Fortune Told-What Followed CHAPTER XLIII . Wallace in Trouble-Leaves New Orleans-On the Mississippi-A Boat Race-Wallace Roars Like a Mexican Lion-He "Sells" a Dandy- "Running Against a Snag"-Anchored on a Sand-bank -- Damage Repaired, and Arrival at Cincinnati CHAPTER XLIV . Cincinnati-Waiter Girls at the Hotel-Wallace Discourses on Politeness Southerners and Yankees-A Little Dish of Politics-Goes to Dan Rice's Circus-Rides a Refractory Horse, and Makes Twenty DollarsWhat Wallace Thought of Cincinnati CHAPTER XLV . Off for Wheeling-Everybody SmokingWallace's First Trip in the Cars-What He Thought of Railroad Traveling-Richmond-The Dime Restaurant-Wallace Goes to a Fire, and Gets "Put Out"-What He Thought of Prince Albert-Wallace Leaves Richmond, and Goes to Lexington-What His Relatives Thought of Him-The "Wild Texan" at a "Fandango, "Where He Tells Some "Big Stories"Miss Matilda, and What She Heard-Wallace Gets Tired of Civilization, and Goes Back to Texas CHAPTER XLVI
  • Wallace Gives Jack Dobell His Opinion of Farming-Uncle Josh-The Jews a Sensible People-Wallace Makes His Arrangements for a Crop-He and "Keechie" Try Ploughing-Both Disgusted-Queer Muskmelon-Ruined by the Drougth How Wallace Was Cheated Out of His "Roastingears" -- Living on Watermelons and "Poor Doe"Wallace's Future Prospects-Conclusion
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2703290
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20 cm.
Extent
291 pages
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Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Flora Bittick, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-034). Inscribed on prelim. page: W.M. Hudson, M.B. 2107, University of Texas. Laid-in papers with notes removed; contact staff to view removed item. Notations in pencil throughout. Clothbound.
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The adventures of Big-Foot Wallace : the Texas ranger and hunter, by John C. Duval
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text
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Contents
  • CHAPTER I. Introductory CHAPTER II. Wallace's Initiation into the Mysteries of Woodcraft CHAPTER III. On the Route-The Old Lady and the Truck- Patch CHAPTER IV . A Rattlesnake Bite-Singular Spring- Wild Artichokes-Indian Art Gallery-Wallace's First Bear CHAPTER V . Buffalo-Fine Grove of Pecan Trees- The First Buffalo-Bit by a Rattlesnake-The Tarantula-Traveling Under Difficulties-A Free Serenade CHAPTER VI . The Palo Pinto at Last-The Camp in the Valley-Wallace's Last Look at the Camp-The Indians-A Tight Race Wallace-Kills His First Indian CHAPTER VII . Lost Among the Ravines-A Lucky Shot-Comfortable Quarters-A Petrified ForestThe Mexican-Gourd Wallace Makes a Friend CHAPTER VIII . My Little Valley-A Sad Accident- Wild Turkeys-On Crutches-On the Tramp Again- A Last Look CHAPTER IX . Gold-Indian Smokes-Comanche UneasyCaptured by the Indians-Mysterious Movements- The Old Squaw-What Next? CHAPTER X . Led Out for Execution-Saved at the Last Moment-A New Mother and a New Home-Co- manche in Luck Again-"Lobo-lusti-hadjo" CHAPTER XI. Black-Wolf's Indian Legend-Determi- nation to Escape-Back in the Settlements CHAPTER XII . Belated in the Woods-Wolves on the Track-One Fellow Out of the Way-Reinforcements Coming Up-A Hand-to-Hand Fight CHAPTER XIII. A Struggle for Life-Fight With the "Big Indian" CHAPTER XIV . A Tight Place-Indian Signs-Ben Wade's Motto-Ben and the Buffalo Ribs-"Ingins About"-Here They Come CHAPTER XV . A Warm Reception-?Fire and Fall Back"-Hot Work-A Natural Coward-Four at a Shot- Lassoing Dead Indians CHAPTER XVI. More Comanches on the War-Track- Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip-On a False Trail-Ben Wade Wants His Dinner-"Mr. John" Outwitted CHAPTER XVII . A Night Visit From the Indians- Afoot, and Ten Miles to Travel-On the TrailA Curious Specimen CHAPTER XVIII . Story of the Indian-hater-The Move From Kentucky-New Home in Texas-Wife and Children Murdered by the Indians-Terrible Revenge-A Dangerous Companion-The Indian Camp CHAPTER XIX . Attacking the Indians-Narrow Escape-The Indian-hater at Work-Forgot to Untie His Horse-A Dying Struggle-Worse Scared Than Hurt-Dinner Ready Cooked-Return to the Settlements, and Disappearance of the Indianhater CHAPTER XX . Wallace Makes a Treaty With the Lipan Indians-The Indians Break It-Preparation to Punish Them-First Appearance of a Live Author CHAPTER XXI . The Author Again-The Boys Make Fun of His Umbrella-His Pistol "Goes Off" and Creates an Excitement-Mr. Cooper's Indian Characters-Some Sage Reflections on CharacterThe Author Wants a Bed, and Gets Tige's Buffalo Robe-"Something Like a Pillow"-Troublesome Bedfellows-The Start After the Indians CHAPTER XXII . The Sudden Storm-Sad Fate of the "Author's" Umbrella-What He Thought of Mr. Cooper- The Author Goes a-Hunting, and What He Found-He Pronounces Mr. Cooper a Humbug CHAPTER XXIII . Our Author Has an Appetite- Scarcity of Water-The Author Takes Notes, and the Men Get Riled-The Mud-Puddle CHAPTER XXIV . Plenty of Water-A Halt for Re- freshments-Our Author Among the Rocks-He Meets With an Adventure-Treed by Mexican Hogs-He Grows Desperate-Is Released at Last-Adventure With a Rattlesnake-More Scared Than Hurt CHAPTER XXV . Another Rattlesnake-How to Manage Rattlesnakes-Terrific Adventure With a Grape- vine Rattlesnake CHAPTER XXVI . Fresh Signs of the Indians-Our Author in Trouble Again-Scatter Guns Compared With Bows and Arrows CHAPTER XXVII . The Indians Overtaken-Desperate Fight-The Author Proves Himself a Good Soldier- The Indian Girl-The Author Has a Race for His Life-The Umbrella Comes in Play-Gathering Up the Spoils-The Horses Recovered-Farewell to the Author CHAPTER XXVIII . Wallace Surprises a Party of Indians Who Were Making Themselves "Comfortable" near His Ranch CHAPTER XXIX. The "Mier Expedition" CHAPTER XXX . Over the Rio Grande Again-A Costly Exchange-Reception by the Mexicans-Firing an "Escopeta"-Fighting in Earnest-Captain Cameron and the Mexican Soldier CHAPTER XXXI . Surrender to the Mexicans-General Green's Proposition-Marched Off to Prison-The Mexican Maiden-Off for Camargo-A Short Stay, and Off Again-Reinosa CHAPTER XXXII . Off for Matamoros-Distinguished Reception at Matamoros-An Oratorical Display- Again on the Road-A Serious Loss-Goat or Dog? CHAPTER XXXIII . Still on the Road-Inhuman Treat- ment-Wallace Uses His "Big Foot" to Advantage- Planning an Escape-Disappointment-Monterey-The Tarantula-Change of Commanders, and Off Again- Rinconada-Another Plan of Escape, and Another Disappointment-Arrival at Saltillo, and a Determination CHAPTER XXXIV . Successful Attack on the Mexican Guard-Bravery of Colonel Barragan-Retreat From Salado-Rapid Traveling-Bad Counsels-Suffering for Water-In Difficulties-Water at Last-The Horses Killed and Eaten CHAPTER XXXV . A Dreary Prospect-No Water-Dying by the Wayside-Hunger and Thirst-Dreaming of Water-Hopes and Disappointments-Captured by the Mexicans-Water at Last-Wretched Condition of the Survivors CHAPTER XXXVI . Encampment at the Water-Hole- Wretched Appearance of the Men-March Back to Saltillo-Mexican Vermin-How Wallace Was Dressed -Mexican Vegetation-The Tiger Thorn-Conflicting Rumors CHAPTER XXXVII . Sudden Change of Quarters- Rancho Salado Once More-Brutal Order-The Draw- ing of the Beans-"Dip Deep, Boys"-The Baboon -faced Mexican Officer-Indifference of the Men -The One Exception-Wallace Draws a White Bean"Ould Ireland Forever"-Speedy Execution-A Miraculous Escape, and Subsequent Death CHAPTER XXXVIII . San Luis Potosi -Queretaro- Tuli-The Black Hole of Calcutta-Murder of Captain Cameron-Arrival at the City of MexicoPut to Work on the Public-Road How Wallace Got His Pay-How One of the Men "Played Horse"Escape of Prisoners-Why Wallace Was Called "Big-Foot"-"Texas Cannibals" CHAPTER XXXIX . Puebla-Perote-Wallace Has "Jail Fever"-The Surgeon-General Saves His LifeSeeing the Animals-More Men Escape-Final Release, and Start Home-Stopped by Robbers, Who Prove to Be Very Clever Fellows-Yellow FeverHome Again CHAPTER XL . Wallace Hears from VirginiaCivilized Compared With Uncivilized-Life-He Determines to Take a Trip to the "Old States"Lays in a "Civilized" Wardrobe-An Old Friend Finds Him Disguised in His New Clothes-Starts on His Journey-Wallace's Opinion of the Sea- At New Orleans, and What He Saw There CHAPTER XLI . Wallace Goes to the Theatre-His Opinion of "Play-Actors"-The Dancing Woman- Wallace Gets Excited-The St. Charles "Tavern"How He Registered His Name-Wallace is Afraid of a Fire-He Breakfasts at the St. Charles, and Gets Up an Excitement-The Bill of Fare-Fried Fullfrogs CHAPTER XLII . Wallace Meets With an Adventure- Goes to a Quadroon Ball and Teaches Them "The Stampede"-Wallace Takes a "White Lion," and Pays for It-Has His Fortune Told-What Followed CHAPTER XLIII . Wallace in Trouble-Leaves New Orleans-On the Mississippi-A Boat Race-Wallace Roars Like a Mexican Lion-He "Sells" a Dandy- "Running Against a Snag"-Anchored on a Sand-bank -- Damage Repaired, and Arrival at Cincinnati CHAPTER XLIV . Cincinnati-Waiter Girls at the Hotel-Wallace Discourses on Politeness Southerners and Yankees-A Little Dish of Politics-Goes to Dan Rice's Circus-Rides a Refractory Horse, and Makes Twenty DollarsWhat Wallace Thought of Cincinnati CHAPTER XLV . Off for Wheeling-Everybody SmokingWallace's First Trip in the Cars-What He Thought of Railroad Traveling-Richmond-The Dime Restaurant-Wallace Goes to a Fire, and Gets "Put Out"-What He Thought of Prince Albert-Wallace Leaves Richmond, and Goes to Lexington-What His Relatives Thought of Him-The "Wild Texan" at a "Fandango, "Where He Tells Some "Big Stories"Miss Matilda, and What She Heard-Wallace Gets Tired of Civilization, and Goes Back to Texas CHAPTER XLVI
  • Wallace Gives Jack Dobell His Opinion of Farming-Uncle Josh-The Jews a Sensible People-Wallace Makes His Arrangements for a Crop-He and "Keechie" Try Ploughing-Both Disgusted-Queer Muskmelon-Ruined by the Drougth How Wallace Was Cheated Out of His "Roastingears" -- Living on Watermelons and "Poor Doe"Wallace's Future Prospects-Conclusion
Control code
2703290
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Flora Bittick, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-034). Inscribed on prelim. page: W.M. Hudson, M.B. 2107, University of Texas. Laid-in papers with notes removed; contact staff to view removed item. Notations in pencil throughout. Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)2703290

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