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A Revolver and a Showman

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A Revolver and a Showman
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.02

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    a-comin, handgun, uphold, tactics, invasion, raiders, publicity, ranks, greatly, revolver, railway, wounded, bodyguard, fighter, prisoner, gangs
     content words:    Sam Walker, Texas Rangers, Chief Osceola, Captain Jack Hayes, Adrian Woll, New York City, Sam Colt, Santa Anna, William McDonald, Civil War


A Revolver and a Showman
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Caption: Portrait of Sam Walker
 
2     The Texas Rangers welcomed many men to their ranks. Some were hard workers who wanted nothing more than to uphold Ranger values. Some loved action and adventure, while a few hoped for glory.
 
3     Sam Walker was a man who loved adventure. He had a short life, just 32 years, but he packed it full of living.
 
4     Walker was born in Maryland in 1815, and it is thought he was educated fairly well. As a young man, he joined the army and helped fight Chief Osceola in the Florida swamps.
 
5     He acted with enough courage to have himself promoted in 1837 but left the army the next year. For a while he helped with the building of a new railway in Florida. He stayed with the job until 1841. Then he headed for Texas where fame awaited him.

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