Let us admit that there is just enough truth in this caricature to give It a point that will stick. Our typical mountaineer is lank, he is always unkempt, he is fond of toting a gun on his shoul der, and his curiosity about a stranger's name and business is promptly, though politely, out spoken; For the rest, he is a man of mystery. The great world outside his mountains knows almost as little about him as he does of it; and that is little indeed. News in order to reach him must be of such widespread interest as fairly to fall from heaven; correspondingly, scarce any, incidents of mountain life will leak out unless they be of sensational nature, such as the shoot ing of a revenue ofiicer in Carolina, the massacre of a Virginia court, or the outbreak of another feud in bloody Breathitt. And so, from the grim sameness of such reports, the world infers that battle, murder, and sudden death are com monplaces in Appalachia.
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Language - English
Author(s) - Horace Kephart
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9781528140676
Page Count - 457
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