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Life Story of R. S. Duncan


Life Story of R. S. Duncan

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    Robert Samuel Duncan
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1910 Original Publisher: Western Baptist Publishing Co. Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER III. EARLY LIFE. Birth and Childhood -- The Country Home -- The Lucifer Match -- Customs on the Farm -- School Days -- The "Hickory Bark Light" -- The Lyceum -- Boyhood Pastimes -- Woman's Work -- The "House-Boy -- Learning a Trade -- "Hog-Killing" -- "Prices" -- How We Lived. Accidents -- Incidents -- The "Sickly-Season." IN THE former chapter I have briefly sketched my ancestral history, that it might appear from whom I descended, and what opportunities I may have had from my ancestry immediate or remote. This seems, justly, to be due to them and to myself as well. This view of the matter is, assuredly, the correct one if indeed it be true that a man's education begins a hundred or more years before he is born. The records in the "Old Family Bible" show that I was born on the 27th day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two. (1832). It is one of the events of my life of which I know nothing, personally, although I was present when it occurred. I knew very little of the world beyond what a secluded farmer boy would learn in that early day, up to the age of 20 years. Many incidents, however, of my very early years in the home, Ican now recollect vividly, some of which occurred when I was certainly no more than 4 or 5 years old. That was years before the Lucifer match was in evidence in the rural districts. We sometimes would let the fire "go out," especially in the summer time. I remember well going, not infrequently, to a neighbor's house after fire, when a small boy. The custom was to put a large live coal of fire between tw...  
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  • Robert Samuel Duncan
  • General Books LLC
  • Unknown
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