The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln (Golden Classics #93) (Paperback)

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A Biography of Young Abe for Younger Readers From The Story Of Young Abraham Lincoln: To the motherless boy the thought of his blessed mother being buried without any religious service whatever added a keen pang to the bitterness of his lot.

Dennis Hanks once told how eagerly Abe learned to write: "Sometimes he would write with a piece of charcoal, or the p'int of a burnt stick, on the fence or floor. We got a little paper at the country town, and I made ink out of blackberry juice, briar root and a little copperas in it. It was black, but the copperas would eat the paper after a while. I made his first pen out of a turkey-buzzard feather. We hadn't no geese them days-to make good pens of goose quills." As soon as he was able Abe Lincoln wrote his first letter. It was addressed to Parson Elkin, the Baptist preacher, who had sometimes stayed over night with the family when they lived in Kentucky, to ask that elder to come and preach a sermon over his mother's grave. It had been a long struggle to learn to write "good enough for a preacher"-especially for a small boy who is asking such a favor of a man as "high and mighty" as a minister of the Gospel seemed to him. It was a heartbroken plea, but the lad did not realize it. It was a short, straightforward note, but the good preacher's eyes filled with tears as he read it.

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About the Author

Wayne Whipple was well known as the author of popular works on American history. In 1912, after he published "The Story of the American Flag," Whipple submitted a flag design for the new flag with 48 states. His design was chosen from among 500 entries. The winning flag, which Whipple called the "Peace Flag," was approved by President Taft, produced, and widely publicized throughout the nation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781977804341
ISBN-10: 1977804349
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 29th, 2017
Pages: 110
Language: English
Series: Golden Classics