This etext was prepared by Bruce Metcalf of Chattanooga, TN.
THE SPIRIT OF THE BORDER
A ROMANCE OF THE EARLY SETTLERS IN THE OHIO VALLEY
BY ZANE GREY
To my brother
With many fond recollections of days spent in the solitude of the forests
where only can be satisfied that wild fever of freedom of which this book
tells; where to hear the whirr of a wild duck in his rapid flight is joy;
where the quiet of an autumn afternoon swells the heart, and where one may
watch the fragrant wood-smoke curl from the campfire, and see the starspeep
over dark, wooded hills as twilight deepens, and know a happiness that dwells
in the wilderness alone.