Book of Short Stories, By Fifth Grade Pupils

A Book Of Short Stories page 15-16

Daniel Boone

Robert Koen

Daniel Boone was the leader of the early pioneers. he was born in Pennsylvania in the year 1735. BOone lived at the same time that Washington did. When he was a boy he tried to live like the savages because he loved the out of doors. When he was eighteen years old he went to live in Kentucky. He enjoyed the freedom of the wilderness. Though he lived a wild, rough life, he was kind to everybody. Boone was a great and clever hunter. Before the Revolution, he pushed over the wall of the Appalachian Highlands. After this daring crossing, other people had the courage to cross this barrier too. These brave pioneers opened up the rich lands of the Middle West in Kentucky. Boone built a fort to protect the territory from the attacks of the Indians. Once Boone was captured by the Indians and was adopted by a squaw who had lost her son. He pretended to like the Indians' way of living. He remained with them a long time. he finally succeeded in escaping from them. After many dangerous adventures beyond the frontier, he diat at the age of eighty-five in the year 1820.

Robert Koen

School No. 19