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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1894, by

RHODES & MCCLURE PUBLISHING COMPANY,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

All Rights reserved.

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In his speeches—and we may add-his stories, the great Lincoln "still lives," with an influence for good among men.

Whatever may attach to his mere biography, that reveals a life of struggle and disadvantage in early years-unparalleled in fact in this respect the truth is the MAN LINCOLN is not in the "early cabin home,” but in "words that never die "-in the compiled utterances of this volume, that reveal and perpetuate the soul life of him who spoke so often, so fully and truly, of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and of a government "that is of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

In this form these stories and speeches, whose radiance lightens all pathways, are dedicated to the world, in the firm faith that in the fulness of time, the knowledge of the truth shall make all people free. J. B. MCCLURE.

CHICAGO, June 1, 1896.

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EARLY LIFE STORIES.

An Honest Boy; Young Lincoln "Pulls Fodder"
Two Days for a Damaged Book.....

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An Incident of Lincoln's Early Hardships and Narrow Escape from Death..

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A Pig Story; Lincoln's Kindness to the Brute Creation....

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A Hard Tussle with Seven Negroes; Life on a Mississippi Flat-boat....

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A Remarkable Story; "Honest Abe" as Postmaster. 40 A Humorous Speech; Lincoln in the Black Hawk War..

A Joke on Lincoln's Big Feet..

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Baby Footprints..

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"Clarey's Grove Boys"; A Wrestling Match..

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Elected to the Legislature...

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Gen. Linder's Early Recollections; Amusing Stories.
How Lincoln Earned his First Dollar....

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How Lincoln Helped to Build a Boat: and How

he Loaded the Live Stock...

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How Lincoln Resented an Insult...

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