The Bushfighters

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The Bushfighters  (1920) 
by Hugh Pendexter
Extracted from Adventure magazine, October 1920, pp. 3—81. Cover page by Lawrence Harris; title illustration by Hibberd V. B. Kline.

I have taken a liberty with the historical facts furnishing the background of “The Bushfighters,” i.e., the capture of Putnam. He was captured in 1758 and I have recorded it as being in the Fall of '56 for the sake of knitting up the action of the story. For, after all, it is intended for a story, not history.

However, the incidents surrounding his capture and the attempts to roast him ... are facts ... [Notes by the author in the magazines "Camp-fire" section. Head over to the Discussion page to find it in full—including spoilers.]

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The Bushfighters

A Complete Novel

by
Hugh Pendexter

Author of
Gentlemen of the North,” “Kings of The Missouri,” etc.

Chapters (not listed in original)


Copyright, 1920, by the Ridgway Company, in the United States and Great Britain. All rights reserved.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1945, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.