Davy Crockett is a legendary personality for the United States of America. This is the first hero of this country, who lived when America just came into existence. Davy proved himself to be an excellent scout, hunter and politician. Davy refused the opportunity to build a brilliant career in the Congress and went to Texas. There he helped Americans: men and women. He became the hero of the Alamo. The courage and strong spirit of this amazing officer changed the history of the country. Davy died, defending the fortress in Alamo. It happened during the War for Independence of Texas. Nowadays you can find a lot of books and movies about this man. Even our children can learn more about the great person thanks to the fascinating book.
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Davy Crockett by Clemen D. B. Gina
Davy Crockett was born on August 17, 1787, in Greene County, Tennessee. In 1787 America was a new nation. Most of the territory was a wilderness.
Davy Crockett was born in the wilderness. His father, John Crockett, was an Irish immigrant. He fought in the American Revolution. He was a very courageous man.
Davy had a difficult childhood. His family was poor. When he was twelve years old, his father said, “Davy, our family doesn’t have any money. You must go to work as a cattle herder.”
“All right, father,” said Davy. “I’m happy to help the family!”
Davy travelled four hundred miles on foot. He took cattle from Tennessee to other places. When he finished his work, he was far from home. He was lost! Davy walked 400 miles. When he returned home, he was very tired.
Davy gave his father the money he made. His father was happy and said, “Thank you, Davy! Now we have some money for the winter months.”
“I can do it again to help the family,” Davy answered.
The years passed. Davy went to school when he had time. He spent most of his time hunting in the forest. He was the best shooter and hunter in Tennessee. He entered many shooting competitions and won them all. He called his rifle “Old Betsy.”
For years Davy hunted bears and other wild animals. He was a trapper. Once he hunted one hundred bears in six months!
It was dangerous to hunt bears hut Davy was very courageous and strong. He knew the forest well. The Indians were his good friends. He ran fast and was a strong fighter. He fought with the wild cats of the mountains.
Some people said that one day Davy saw a racoon in a tree. He wanted to shoot it but the racoon saw him and said, “Wait a minute! Are you Davy Crockett?”
Davy answered, “Yes, I am!”
The racoon answered, “Then don’t shoot! I’ll come down from the tree.” And the racoon came down from the tree!…