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CONTENTS. PART I.-AUTOBIOGRAPHY. CHAPTER 1. Page. Birth and Ancestors.-Family Circumstances.-" Fist and Skull" Entertainment.-Removal to Ohio and Return.-Fight with his Mother.-Gets Lost.-His Father Buys a Farm.-The "1 Improvements. "-Plenty of Hard Work.-His Opinion of Work and of Play ........ ....................... ..... I CHAPTER II. His First School.-The School-bouse.-The Teacher.-The Order of Reciting.-Spelling Matches.-First Sweetheart.-Ex- tremes in Likes and Dislikes.-Fondness for Study.-Im- provement in Schools . . 7 CHAPTER IlT. His Religious Experience.-Trie. to be a Methodist.-Hopes to Become a Preacher.-Boy Preaching.-Attends a Sunday. school.-" Chaws" Tobacco.-Goes to Love Feast.-Mourn. ers' Bench Experience.-Is Puzzled and Disgusted .. 12 CHAPTER IV. Fun and Mischief.-His Little Cousin and the "Gnats."-The Aurora Borealis.-A Bumble-bee Scrape.-Another Bee Scrape.-Justification by Faith Alone.-Readiness to Fight. -Love of Justice.-No Surrender . . 17 CHAPTER V. Given to Abstraction of Thought.-Cases in Point.-Opinion of Debating Societies.-Perseverance.-Consumption.-Endur- ance.-More Comfortable Home.-Death of his Father.- Love of Fashionable Amusements.-Meets his Future Wife. -Is Married.-Tribute to his Wife.-IHer Father and Mother............................................ ... 25 IX.

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