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Project Gutenberg's The Life and Adventures of Nat Love, by Nat Love This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: The Life and Adventures of Nat Love Better Known in the Cattle Country as "Deadwood Dick" Author: Nat Love Release Date: May 28, 2007 [EBook #21634] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK NAT LOVE *** Produced by Suzanne Shell, Janet Blenkinship and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net The Life and Adventures OF NAT LOVE BETTER KNOWN IN THE CATTLE COUNTRY AS "DEADWOOD DICK" --BY HIMSELF-- A TRUE HISTORY OF SLAVERY DAYS, LIFE ON THE GREAT CATTLE RANGES AND ON THE PLAINS OF THE "WILD AND WOOLLY" WEST, BASED ON FACTS, AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF THE AUTHOR Published: Los Angeles: Wayside Press, 1907. [Illustration: Nat Love, Better Known as Deadwood Dick, and His Family] * * * * * This book is dedicated to my wife, MRS. ALICE LOVE * * * * * PREFACE Having passed the half century mark in life's journey, and yielding to persistent requests of many old and valued friends of the past and present, I have decided to write the record of slave, cowboy and pullman porter will prove of interest to the reading public generally and particularly to those who prefer facts to fiction, (and in this case again facts will prove stranger than fiction). I assure my readers that every event chronicled in this history is based on facts, and my personal experiences, of more than fifty years of an unusually adventurous life. While many things contained in this record happened many years ago, they are as fresh in my memory as if they happened but yesterday. I have tried to record events simply as they are, without attempting to varnish over the bad spots or draw on my imagination to fill out a chapter at the cost of the truth. It has been my aim to record things just as they happened, believing they will prove of greater interest thereby; and if I am able to add to the interest and enjoyment of a single reader I will consider m
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