THE BUFFALO KNIFE by William Steele


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A warm, suspenseful story about the Clark family who made a thousand mile journey down the Tennessee River to French Salt Lick, in the days when the redcoats were still a menace. Young Andy Clark has a dream come true the day before departure when his Uncle Aswell, a hearty adventurer and a Long Hunter, arrives and gives him a wonderful buffalo knife- that he hadn't the wildest hopes of getting before he was fourteen years old. He loses it though, and the voyages, Andy's by river, Aswell's overland, are finished before it's found again. Steele, who knows his country well, has put vigour and a consistent firmness of prose into this, his second book about the region.

Pub Date: Feb. 21st, 1952
ISBN: 0152052143
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace