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Old Books About Martin Parmer
 
"The Texan Star,"  "The Texan Scouts" and "The Texan Triumph"
 
Something old is something new for descendants of Martin Parmer.  A series of fictional books written in 1912 and 1913 by Joseph A. Altsheler can now be found on the Internet and you can read two of them for free.  Click on the links below. 
 
In this series, Martin Palmer was portrayed by Altsheler as a bigger than life scout and frontiersman during the Texas Revolution.  It is a lot of fun to read.   
 
The Texan Star (1912)
The Texan Scouts (1913)
The Texan Triumph (1913)
 
You can order re-printed copies of all three volumes on line at Amazon.com in hardback and paperback.
 
In "The Texan Star,"  Martin Palmer appears for the first time in the chapter entitled, "The Ring Tailed Panther."  When he appears in the story, he is heading toward Gonzales for the battle in 1835.  Martin Palmer as the Ring Tailed Panther is one of the main characters in all three books.

The Texan Star

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Below and on the following pages is the entire book, The Texan Scouts.  It is a fictional account of the Texas Revolution in which Martin Palmer, The Ring Tailed Panther, is one of the main characters.  Written by Joseph Altsheler and originally published in 1913, The Texan Scouts is the second volume of his Texas Revolutionary series in which Ned Fulton is the main character.  Now in the public domain, these books are a lot of fun to read.  The first book in the series was The Texan Star.  I will include that book soon here or on the Texas History Page site.

The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Texan Scouts, by Joseph A. Altsheler

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Title: The Texan Scouts

A Story of the Alamo and Goliad

Author: Joseph A. Altsheler

Release Date: May 4, 2005 [eBook #15767]

Language: English

Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1

***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE TEXAN SCOUTS***

 

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THE TEXAN SCOUTS

A STORY OF THE ALAMO AND GOLIAD

BY

JOSEPH A. ALTSHELER

AUTHOR OF

"THE TEXAN STAR," "THE QUEST OF THE FOUR," "THE SCOUTS OF THE VALLEY," ETC.

 

APPLETON-CENTURY-CROFTS, INC.
NEW YORK

1913


FOREWORD

"The Texan Scouts," while a complete story in itself, continues the fortunes of Ned Fulton and his friends, who were the central characters in "The Texan Star."  One of the central characters in both books is frontiersman Martin Palmer, The Ring Tailed Panther.


CONTENTS

chapter page
I. In The Storm 1
II. The Captives 20
III. The Fight with Urrea 37
IV. The Cabin in the Woods 56
V. Santa Anna's Advance 78
VI. For Freedom's Sake 97
VII. The Herald of Attack 113
VIII. In the Alamo 129
IX. The Flag of No Quarter 146
X. Crockett and Bowie 161
XI. The Desperate Defence 178
XII. Before the Dictator 198
XIII. To the Last Man 219
XIV. The News of the Fall 243
XV. In Another Trap 261
XVI. Fannin's Camp 281
XVII. The Sad Surrender 298
XVIII. The Black Tragedy 318
XIX. The Race for the Boat 330
XX. The Cry for Vengeance 351

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