Big Foot Adventures Down Under

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Author: Maggie Meyer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479745464

Category: Animals, Mythical

Page: 248

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Out of the dawn of Man they came; the huge, hairy, monstrous ape-men of the aboriginal myth and legend. They haunted the more remote, mountainous forest recesses of the Australian continent, as well as the inhospitable open country of the vast interior They are megastralian' monster-men of both myth and reality who come from a time, lost so far back in the mists of the past that their origins can at present only be guessed at. Yet they lived - for they have left evidence of their former presence, in the folklore of our aborigines, as well as in their massive stone implements scattered across the country, and in the often monstrous foot prints they left to fossilize into rock as they journeyed across the landscape of this timeless land... Excerpts from Giants From the Dreamtime The Yowie in Myth and Reality' Rex Gilroy.

The Adventures of Big-foot Wallace

The Texas Ranger and Hunter

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Author: John Crittenden Duval

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 391

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The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace

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Author: John C. Duval

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803250536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 353

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William A. Wallace (1816?1899) went from his native Virginia to Texas in 1836, shortly after the battle of San Jacinto, "for the purpose . . . of taking pay out of the Mexicans for the murder of his brother and cousin." His experiences as a hunter, Indian fighter, member of the Mier Expedition (1842?1844), defender of the "old Republic" in the Mexican War, and Texas Ranger were chronicled by his comrade John C. Duval in this free-hand biography, first published in 1870. Because Duval, as the editors note, felt free to adapt his materials in order to make the book more interesting and used many novelistic devices, "in his own way he achieves something of the effect of the twentieth-century school of biographers. He makes his characters live." Although Part I, dealing with Big-Foot's adventures as a hunter and Indian fighter, is a mixture of fact and fiction, Part II, the account of his role in the Mier Expedition, is unretouched, told from the point of view of an actual participant, and "stands as the most realistic straight narrative of this dramatic chapter in Texas history. [It] is the heart of the biography. The Indian adventures are a prologue for it; and Part III, the final comedy of Big-Foot in the settlements, makes an epilogue." In this classic of early Texas, the reader will recognize three literary traditions of the nineteenth century: the journals and memoirs of the pioneers; the romantic adventure story; and the broadly humorous yarn of the American frontier.

Puffin Classics : Adventures of Mowgli

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Author: Rudyard Kipling,Rudyard

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143330993

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 256

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Rudyard Kipling's eternal classics, The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book are most loved for the stories of Mowgli, the boy who grew up in a wolf pack. This book brings together all the stories of Mowgli. It begins with Father Wolf rescuing an abandoned baby boy from the tiger Shere Khan, terror of the jungle. The child grows up among the animals, befriending Bagheera the Panther, Balu the Bear, and making mortal enemies with Shere Khan the Tiger. He is kidnapped by monkeys, exiled by the wolf pack, disowned by humans, till he finally vanquishes Shere Khan and returns to the forest. But the call of his own kind grows stronger, and he eventually finds his own, tenuous place among men and animals.

Where Bigfoot Walks

Crossing the Dark Divide

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Author: Robert Michael Pyle

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395857014

Category: Nature

Page: 338

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Robert Michael Pyle trekked into the Dark Divide, where he discovered a giant fossil footprint; searched out Indians who told him of an outcast tribe that had not fully evolved into humans; and attended the convocation in British Columbia called Sasquatch Daze, where he realized that "these guys don't want to find Bigfoot-they want to be Bigfoot." Ultimately Pyle discovers a few things about Bigfoot - and a lot about the human need for something to believe in and the need for wilderness in our lives.

Alice's Adventures Under Ground

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Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Primedia E-launch LLC

ISBN: 1622090276

Category: Children's literature, English

Page: 90

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