Wlliam Gilmore Simms
The Cub of the Panther: A Hunter Legend of the ''Old North State'' >> Appendix: Historical and Textual Commentary >> Page 272

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Novel (Romance) | The University of Arkansas Press | 1997
on a visit to the mountains of North Carolina. . . . My purpose is to visit
as much fine scenery, and to see & hear as much as I can. I shall make a
book of it." He intended to go "among the hunters, beyond our remotest
bounds of civilization." Simms had in mind writing a book using the
notes he kept on this trip, but instead of writing a single book he drew
on them several times during the latter half of his career. Various pas-
sages copied or amplified from the journal appeared in a book review