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ᅷ  Format Kindle డ Jubal Sackett uk ᇌ Ebook By Louis L Amour ሾ ᅷ Format Kindle డ Jubal Sackett uk ᇌ Ebook By Louis L Amour ሾ 1 A cold wind blew off Hanging Dog Mountain and I had no fire, nor dared I strike so much as a spark that might betray my hiding place Somewhere near, an enemy lurked, waiting Yesterday morning, watching my back trail, I saw a deer startle, cross a meadow in great bounds, and disappear into the forest Later, shortly after high sun, two birds flew up suddenly Something was following me Warm in my blanket, I huddled below a low earthen bank, concealed by brush and a fallen tree The wind swept by above me, worrying my mind because its sound might cover the approach of an enemy creeping closer There he could lie waiting to kill me when I arose from my hiding place I, Jubal Sackett, was but a days journey from our home on Shooting Creek in the foothills of the Nantahalas, close upon Chunky Gal Mountain All the enemies of whom I knew were far from here, yet any stranger was a potential enemy, and he was a wise traveler who was forever alert Our white enemies were beyond the sea, and our only red enemies were the Seneca, living far away to the north beyond Hudsons River No Seneca was apt to be found alone so far from others of his kind The Seneca were a fine, fierce lot of fighting men of the Iroquois League who had become our enemies because we were friends of the Catawba, who were their enemies Whoever followed me was a good reader of sign, for I left little evidence of my passing Such an enemy is one to guard against, for skilled tracking is a mark of a great hunter and a great warrior Nor do I wish to leave my scalp in the lodge of some unknown enemy when my life is scarce begun What was this strange urge that drove me westward, ever westward into an empty land Behind me were family, home, and all that I might become before me were nameless rivers, swamps, mountains, and forests, and beyond the great river were the plains, those vast grasslands of which we had only heard, and of which we knew nothing About me and before me lay a haunted land whose boundaries we did not know What little we had heard was from the tales of Indians, and they shied from this land, hunting here but always moving and returning to their homes far away When the night winds prowled they huddled close to their fires and peered uneasily into the night There was game here in plenty, and when the need was great they came to hunt We did not know what mysteries lay here or why the place was shunned, but they spoke of it as a dark and bloody ground Why, in such a land of meadows, forests, and streams, were there no habitations Once it was not so, for there are earth mounds, and friendly Indians had told us of a stone fort built they know not when nor by whom Who were those who vanished Why did they come, build, and then disappear What happened upon this ground What dark and shameful deed What horror so great that generations of Indians feared the land There are rumors, also, of a dark skinned people who live in secluded valleys, a people who are neither Indian nor African, but of a different cast of feature who hold themselves aloof and keep strange customs and a different style of living But we know nothing beyond the rumor, for their valleys lie far from ours I do not come to solve mysteries, but to seek out the land My father was Barnabas, the first of our name to come to this place beyond the ocean from the England of his birth Of Barnabas I was the third son, Kin Ring and Yance born before me My elder brothers had found homes among the hills My younger brother, Brian, and my one sister, Noelle, had returned to England with our mother, my brother to read for the law, my sister to be reared in a gentler land than this I do not believe I shall see them again, nor hear of them unless it be some distant whisper on the wind Nor shall I again see my father I had been called the Strange One, like the others but different I loved my brothers and they loved me, but my way was a lonely way and I went into a land from which I would not return Of them all my father understood me best, for with all his great strength and magnificent fighting ability there was much in him of the poet and the mystic, as there is in me Our last evening together I would not forget, for each of us knew it was for the last time Lila, who prepared our supper, also knew Lila is Welsh and the wife of my fathers old friend, Jeremy Ring, and had been a maid to my mother ere they departed from England My father, Lila, and I have the Gift Some call it second sight, but we three often have pre visions of what is to be, sometimes with stark clarity, often only fleeting glimpses as through the fog or shadows All our family have the Gift to some degree, but me most of all Yet I have never sought to use it, nor wished to see what is to be I knew how my father would die and almost when, and he knew also when we talked that last time He accepted the nearness of death as he accepted life, and he would die as he would have wished, weapon in hand, trying his strength against others We parted that night knowing it was for the last time, with a strong handclasp and a look into each others eyes It was enough I would keep his memory always, and he would know that somewhere far to the westward his blood would seek the lonely trails to open the land for those who would follow A faint patter of rain awakened me and I eased from under my blanket, preparing a neat pack Daylight, or as much as I was likely to see, was not far off It had been snug and dry where I had slept, but with only a few inches of overhang to shelter my bed from the rain I had shouldered my pack and girded my weapons before the thought came to me Smoothing the earth where I had slept, I took up a twig and drew four crosses in the earth The red man was forever curious, and to most of whom we call Indians four was a magic number He who followed would come upon this mark and wonder He might even worry a little and be wary of seeking me out, for the Indian is ever a believer in medicine, or as some say, magic So it was that in the last hour of darkness I went down the mountain through the laurel sticks, crossed a small stream, and skirted a meadow to come to the trace I sought Nearly one hundred years before De Soto had come this way, his marchings and his cruelties leaving no mark than the stirring of leaves as he passed A few old Indians had vague recollections of De Soto, but they merely shrugged at our questions We who wandered the land knew this was no new world The term was merely a conceit in the minds of those who had not known of it before The trace when I came upon it was a track left by the woods buffalo, who were fewer in number but larger in size than the buffalo of the Great Plains The buffalo was the greatest of all trailmakers Long ago the buffalo had discovered all the salt licks, mountain passes, and watering holes We latecomers had only to follow the way they had gone, for there were no better trails anywhere When I came upon the track I began to run We who lived in the forest regularly ran or walked from place to place as did the Indians It was by far the best way to cover distance where few horses and fewer roads were to be found My brothers ran well but were heavier than I and not so agile Although very strong I was twenty pounds lighter than Kin Ring and thirty lighter than Yance Our strength was born of our daily lives Our cabins and our palisades were built of logs cut and dragged from the forest The logs for the palisade stood upright in ditches dug for the purpose Only in the past few years had we managed to obtain horses from the Spanish in Florida, who broke their own law in selling them to us when they departed for their home across the sea Every task demanded strength, for the logs used in building the cabins were from eight to twenty inches thick and twenty to thirty feet in length There are slights and skills known to working men that enable them to handle heavy weights, but in the final event it comes down to sheer muscle So my brothers and I had grown to uncommon strength, indulging in wrestling, tossing the caber, and lifting large stones in contests one with the other.Bantam Books proudly publishes the newest Louis L Amour hardcover May There Be a RoadAvailable soon Jubal Sackett by Louis L Amour, Paperback Barnes Jubal is another great early very American tale It a continuation of the story picks up as leaves to see shining mountains, far beyond Far Blue Mountains his father Sackett Wikipedia The family fictional featured in number western novels, short stories and historical novels writer Amour Louis Series In wrote Daybreakers, first novel about chronicled two brothers moving west escape feuding poverty Tennessee mountains The Lonesome Gods An Epic Novel California s biggest most important date, sweeping adventure California frontier Here fascinating Johannes Verne, young man 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    • Jubal Sackett
    • 1.2
    • 31
    • Format Kindle
    • 368 pages
    • Louis L Amour
    • Anglais
    • 12 July 2016

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