Hellhounds of the Cosmos by Clifford D. Simak

By Clifford D. Simak

"The paper had long past to press, graphically describing the most recent of the various terrible occasions which were enacted upon the Earth within the final six months. The headlines screamed that Six Corners, a bit hamlet in Pennsylvania, were burnt up by way of the Horror. one other front-page tale informed of a fear within the Amazon Valley which had despatched the natives down the river in babbling worry. different tales instructed of deaths the following and there, all as a result of the "Black Horror," because it was once called."

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In a few instances I have added editorial insertions in square brackets as a convenience to modern readers. Otherwise, I have made every effort to retain John Shane's original phrasing. John Shane dated very few of his interviews. , 1840s) based on the evidence of surrounding interviews. Where specific years are cited, I have put brackets around dates of interviews that are my estimates. ) Otherwise, the dates are those given by Shane. Page 1 Introduction But to return to our back settlers. I must tell you, that there is something in the proximity of the woods, which is very singular.

Manufactured in the United States of America The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources.  Perkins.  Contains interviews conducted by the Rev.  Includes bibliographical references and index.  paper).  Frontier and pioneer lifeOhio River Valley.  Ohio River ValleyHistoryRevolution, 17751783.  Land settlementOhio River ValleyHistory18th century.  Title. F517-P46 1998 977dc21 97-30009 CIP 02 01 00 99 98 5 4 3 2 1 A large portion of Chapter 3, "Distinctions and Partitions amongst Us," will appear in Contact Points: North American Frontiers, 1750-1830, edited by Fredrika J.

5 John Shane remained a collector, however, never organizing his materials into the history of western settlement and the early Presbyterian Church that he proposed to write. But his interviews survive, an extraordinary ethnographic resource for those attempting to understand cultural patterns of meaning and perception shared by thousands of Americans who poured into the backcountry in the revolutionary era. "6 As the testimony of backcountry settlers, rather than metropolitan travelers or distant elites, Shane's interviews are of exceptional interestoffering rare insight into a perceptual world left largely unexplored by a number of recent studies.

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