Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Better Known in the Cattle Country as "Deadwood Dick," by Himself

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[Page 4] CONTENTS
CHAPTER I.
 Slavery Days; the Old Plantation; My Early Foraging; the Stolen Demijohn; My First Drunk7
CHAPTER II.
 The War; the Rebels and the Yankees; I Raise a Regiment; Difficulty in Finding an Enemy; Ash Cake; Freedom14
CHAPTER III.
 Raising Tobacco; Our First Year of Freedom; More Privations; Father Dies; “It Never Rains but It Pours;” I Become the Head of the Family; I Start to Work at One Dollar and Fifty Cents a Month19
CHAPTER IV.
 Boyhood Sports; More Devilment; the Rock Battles; I Hunt Rabbits in My Shirt Tail; My First Experience in Rough Riding; a Question of Breaking the Horse or Breaking My Neck29
CHAPTER V.
 Home Life; Picking Berries; the Pigs Commit Larceny; Nutting; We Go to Market; My First Desire to See the World; I win a Horse in a Raffle; the Last of Home36
CHAPTER VI.
 The World is Before Me; I join the Texas Cowboys; Red River Dick; My First Outfit; My First Indian Fight; I Learn to Use My Gun40
CHAPTER VII.
 I Learn to Speak Spanish; I Am Made Chief Brand Reader; the Big Round-up; the 7XL Steer; Long Rides; Hunting Strays46
CHAPTER VIII.
 On the Trail; a Texas Storm; Battle with the Elements; After Business Comes Pleasure52
CHAPTER IX.
 Enroute to Wyoming; the Indians Demand Toll; the Fight; a 

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