Uncle ""Hi"" Reynolds told the majority of this chronicle of pioneering frontier days to the author, just before his death at the ripe age of 107. His grandparents harked back to the Revolutionary War, and the Hampshire Grants. He recalls their yarns and experiences; he tells of early days of Tories and Injuns, eagles and rattlers, witches and devils; the activities of the Green Mountain Boys; the move to New York State; a plethora of tall tales of people and customs of those rugged times. He talks of funerals and weddings, of house raisings, of Methodist revivals, and what not. Told in the vernacular -- with all the flavor that belongs to material of the kind.