Page images
PDF
EPUB

NICK OF THE WOODS.

VOL. I.

[ocr errors]

A STORY OF KENTUCKY.

BY THE AUTHOR OF "SPARTACUS," &c
EDITED BY

W. HARRISON AINSWORTH, Esq.

AUTHOR OF " BOOKWOOD," " CBICHTON," lie.

Unenlighten'd man.—
A wragc, roaming through the woods and wilds,
In quest of prey, and with th' unfashion'd fur

Rough clad.

Thomson.

IN THREE VOLUMES.
VOL. I.

LONDON:

RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

9

[ocr errors]

Printed by J. L. Cox and Sons- 7ft- Great Queen StreetLincoln's-Inn Fields.

EDITOR'S PREFACE.

Dr. Bird's name is well known in the literature of the United States. "Calavar," "The Infidel," and "Spartacus,'1 have secured him a high reputation among his countrymen. The following tale is the last, and, in some respects, the most striking of his efforts. It is filled with adventure of a kind which could only have arisen in the vast and primeval forests of North America, at a period when the savage Indian was perpetually engaged in sanguinary feuds with the scarcely less savage Back-woodsman, the latter of whom, nevertheless, boasts his connexion with the civilized world. The sympathy of European nations is enlisted on the side of the Red Man, who is remorselessly hunted from his lands and possessions by his Anglo-American invaders. But, with a view to turn the current of this feeling, Dr. Bird exhibits to us the As

« PreviousContinue »