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CONTENTS. (Compiled from Chapters)

CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION -- BIRTH -- EDUCATION -- EARLY LIFE IN THE CITY AND COUNTRY -- JOGGLERY -- THE SUPERSTITIONS OF THE PEOPLE -- FORTUNE-TELL- ING AND WITCHCRAFT A DELUSION

CHAPTER II. REACH MY SIXTEENTH YEAR RETURN TO MY NA- TIVE PLACE -- WORK OUT AS A MONTH HAND--A FIT OF LOVE--SCARED BY WOLVES ,DISAPPOINT- ED-GO BACK TO PIQUAY COUNTY RAIL-SPLIT- TING--ENTANGLED IN LOVE AFFAIRS -- A STORM --A CALM --IS MARRIED.

CHAPTER III. GO TO HOUSE-KEEPING--MOVE TO HANCOCK, OHIO --ARRESTED FOR DEBT-.ESCAPE FROM THE CON- STABLE--ARRIVE AT OUR NEW HOME--SUFFER MANY PRIVATIONS--ATTACKED BY' INDIANS.-- BEAT THEM DOWN WITH FIST AND CLUB. AND ESCAPE -APPEAL TO THE INDIAN AGENT.

CHAPTER IV. COMMENCE A SERIES OF HUNTING EXCURSIONS-- START OUT ON THE SABBATH THE UNFORTU- NATE METHODIST--HUNTING WILD HOGS.

CHAPTER V. A LUCKY NIGHT AT BIG CREEK--A SEVERE CON- TEST -- A WOLF CHASE --THE WOLF NOT DAN- CARRIED HOME ON THE SHOULDER.

CHAPTER VI. TRIP TO BUCYRUS WALK FORTY-FIVE MILES IN A DAY LOSE THE TRAIL--AN ADVENTURE AMONG RILE INDIANS--A YOUNG SQUAW ENAMORED OF THE LOST HUNTER.

CHAPTER VII. PREPARE FOR ANOTHER HUNTING EXCURSION-- GAME SCARCE--TIlE NEAREST HUNTING GROUNDS FORTY MILES AWAY--EQUIP MYSELF FOR A COON HUNT GONE THIRTY I)AYS. CAPTURE SIXTY-TWO COON--TAKE kNOTHER TRIP--KILL TWO LARGE BEARS

CHAPTER VIII. AN IMPUDENT DEER--A BIG CHASE AFTER SEVEN BEARS--CATCH A CUB--DECEIVED --HUNTERS --FIDELITY OF A DOG--ANOTHER BEAR CAP- TURED--THE HABITS OF BEARS.

CHAPTER IX. A DAY AMONG THE LINES-- MAMMOTH FISHERIES OF THE MAUMEE -- GO TO THE FISHERIES AND SPEAR A STURGEON NINE FEET LONG RESDRT TO TIlE SEINE -- A STRANGE KIND OF GAME -- APPALLING SPECTACLE -- THE MYSTERY SOLVED.

CHAPTER X. GO TO DITCHING ON THE WABASH CANAL,, SOON EXCHANGE CANAL DIGGINO FOR DEER HUNTING -- CATCH A BILOUS FEVER -- A SHARP FIGHT WITH A DEER IN THE WATER -- TREATED TO A COLD BATH ,FEVER LEAVES THOUGHTS ON HY- DROPATHY AND VENTILATION.

CHAPTER XI. ANOTHER TRIP TO THE SWAMP TO HUNT FOR COON --HEAVY SNOW--ILL SUCCESS -- FORM NEW AC- QUAINTANCES-CHASE FOR DEER TENACITY OF LIFE EVIDENCE OF WITCHCRAFT ..GREAT TIME HUNTING COON -- A DUTCHMAN INITIATED AN- OTHER WINTER'S HUNT PLANNED -- CATCH ALL SORTS OF GAME--A NEGRO HUNTER -- ANOTHER TRIP TO THE SWAMP FOR COON--THEIR HABITS--- THE WOODCHUCK.

CHAPTER XII. A CAMPAIGN FOR COON' AND DEER -- FORM A HUNT- ING CO-PARTNERSHIP --CATCH A BEAR -- AN AF- RICAN HUNTER--A LUCKY SHOT HABITS OF COON.

CHAPTER XIII. ANOTHER TRIP TO THE SWAMP-A DOG ENGAGE- MENT .KILL A LARGE CATAMOUNT--COURAGE OF A DOG CAPTURE A BEAR--CARRY A BEAR TEN MILES ON MY SHOULDER - TAKE ANOTHER BEAR SELL THE BEARS FOR TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS. THIS TRIP PROVES A DAMAGE TO MY HITH- ER TO STRONG CONSTITUTION.

CHAPTER XIV. NINE DAYS' STAY IN THE SWAMP UNEXPECTED SUCCESS IN SMALL GAME--DOGS FIND A BEE- TREE--CItASE AND CAPTURE OF BEAR AND CUBS --PROCEEDS OF tIUNT RETURN HOME.

CHAPTER XV. ANOTHER CRUISE FOR BEARS-- TAKE A YOUNG GERMAN FOR COMPANY-- PURSUE A BEAR--- STOP FOR THE NIGHT WITH A STRANGE FAMILY~- DREADFUL FIGHT WITH A LARGE SHE-BEAR-- CAPTURE HER AND THREE LITTLE CUBS--TAKE THE CUBS HOME ALIVE--ANOTHER BEAR CHASE-- ACCIDENT TO MY COMRADE--AN AWFUL NIGHT IN TIlE SWAMP-- VEXED AND WEARY, RETURN HOME AGAIN.

CHAPTER XVI. SPEND THE WINTER IN THE SWAMP--TAKE THE DUTCIIMAN ALONG WITH ME- SMALL GAIN AND IIARD FARE--A DAY WITHOUT FOOD EAT SOME COON--FRESH SUPPLIES RECEIVED PLENTY OF WILD HONEY--BEREAVED OF MY WIFE--A MOURN- ING CIRCLE--START FOR ANOTHER HUNT--NOV- EL METHOD OF DETERMINING A COON-TREE--A HOUSE AFLOAT--NOVEL PREDICAMENT FOR THE NIGHT--MARRIED.

CHAPTER XVII. REMOVAL FROM HANCOCK TO HENRY CO. OHIO SETTLE AGAIN IN THE WOODS--PURCHASE LAND ON TRUST --BUILD A HOUSE--SUCCESS IN HUNT- ING FINAL CAPTURE OF ANOTHER OLD RESI- DENTER.

CHAPTER XVIII. ANOTHER BEAR CHASE ..LOSS OF DOGS , DISCOVER MOCCASIN TRACKS - FOLLOW INDIAN TRAIL-- COME TO INDIAN TENT--DISPUTE ABOUT GAME, RECOVERY OF DOG -INDIANS GIVE UP RETURN HOME WITH PROCEEDS OF HUNT.

CHAPTER XIX. THE OLD RESIDENTER OF THE BLACK SWAMP -- AM- ATUER SPORTSMEN--THEIR FINE DOGS AND THEIR CONFIDENCE IN THE SAME--NEW DOGS NO MATCH FOR OLD BEAR --FAITHFUL PRINCE.

CHAPTER XX. MY FRIEND HOLTS AND I GO MINK HUNTING, AC- CIDENTALLY DISCOVER, BEAR TRACKS~ UNEX- PECTED GOOD FORTUNE--CAPTURE A BEAR WORTH SIXTY DOLLARS--ANOTHER LUCKY TRIP--SIT DOWN AND TAKE OUR DINNER WHILE WAITING FOR THE DOGS TO RETURN FROM A CHASE THEY COME PURSUING A MONSTER TWO-YEAR-0LD BEAR

CHAPTER XXI. A VISIT TO THE NORTHERN INDIANS .JOURNEY THERE--ENGAGE BOARD AT A TAVERN--LAND- LORD ACCOMPANIES US TO THE INDIAN CAMP-- DINNER WITH THE INDIANS LANDLORD'S DIS- GUST--BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY OF THE SAGINAW AND SHIAWASEE RIVERS -- HEAVY TIMBER -- RICH MANNER OF LIVING ROAST PORCUPINE AND COON -- TRADE WITH THE INDIANS -- RETURN HOME -- LAST HUNT IN 1866

CHAPTER XXII. ADVICE TO YOUNG HUNTERS -- MODE OF ATTACKING THE DEER -- THE HUNTING SEASON -- A LOVE OF ADVENTURE -- HUNTING AS A PASTIME -- A CAU- TION

CHAPTER XXIII. SKETCH OF THE MAUMEE VALLEY -- A CONTRAST -- THE, RISE AND PROGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ENTER PRISE IN THE STATE--DESCRIPTION OF NAPOLE~ ON, HENRY COUNTY, OHIO--A BLIGHT.

CHAPTER XXIV. MISFORTUNE ATTENDS US -- BURNING OF HOUSE AND ALL OUR EFFECTS -- WE ARE LEFT SHELTER- LESS IN MID-WINTER--ALMOST DISHEARTENED-- KINDNESS OF FRIENDS-~A TRIBUTE OF THANKS.

CHAPTER XXV. AN EVIL HABIT---HOW I OVERCAME IT---THE USE OF TOBACCO A SIN AGAINST NATURE--ITS EFFECTS PHYSIOLOGICALLY CONSIDERED.

CHAPTER XXVI. EMBRACE THE DOCTRINE OF SPIRITUALISM---FIND MYSELF TO BE A MEDIUM--POSSESSED OF THE SPIRIT OF SAMSON---POWERFUL MANIFESTATIONS -- BECOME A WRITING MEDIUM --BECOME DIS- GUSTED WITH THE SPIRITS.

CHAPTER XXVII. CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE -- UNITE WITH THE CAMP- BELLITES -- MEET WITH OPPOSITION -- PEACE RE- STORED.

 


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