Young Daniel Boone, though a Quaker by training, was a good man to have around in a scrap, and the hunting and trapping in the wilderness he roamed was not always peaceful. Indians, egged on by the French, lurked in those wild hills and valleys, ever alert to add another white man's scalp to their growing collection.
More than once Daniel was captured and made to "run the gauntlet" between two lines of savage warriors waiting to do him as much damage as possible. But each time, his forest training and native shrewdness enabled him to escape. And once again Daniel would win the dangerous game of hide-and-seek that he played with the Indians.
It was not until General Braddock's disastrous attempt to capture Fort Duquesne from the French that Daniel Boone found out what he really wanted. During this expedition he met a man named John Finley. Finley had actually been in that unknown land of Kentucky, beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains. From then on, Kentucky was Boone's dream. Overcoming tremendous hardships, he finally opened up the Wilderness Road, founded Boonesborough, and made his dream a reality.
Daniel Boone, the man who became a legend in his own lifetime, lives again in William O. Steele's stirring story of pioneer days in America.
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