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bear feasting upon luscious berries, or robbing the wild
bees of their accumulated nectar; the deadly rattle-snake
with sinister hypnotic spell, charming the helpless wild
creatures of the forest.
These and many other lessons, young Norfleet
learned at first hand in the great University of Nature,
and today he is considered the best informed man in
Texas on wild animal life.
NMore interesting than any popular novel are the
stories he tells of these out-door friends of his.
From this early training a fund of patience, almost
inexhaustible was developed; from the sun and winQ
were absorbed the stur(lv hardihood of the oak.
This almost super-human health enabled him to
stand the rigorous strain of the pursuit, and this patience
sustained him when peace-officers gave him the "doublecross."
Tradition claims the name, "Norfleet" comes from
the experience of a remote ancestor who left Scotland
during the 17th century in one of the ships sailing to
America by the northern route.
Months later this young man and his brother were
washed ashore on the Virginia coast, the only survivors
of the entire "North Fleet."
"The Nor'fleet boys," they were called by the English
colonists, and "Norfleet" they both became.
The splendid co-operation of the newspapers of the
country is given due credit throughout the story. Without
this wonderful help Norfleet's success would have
The public will be astounded at the revelations in
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Norfleet, J. Frank, 1864-. Norfleet: the actual experiences of a Texas rancher's 30,000-mile transcontinental chase after five confidence men., book, 1924; Ft. Worth, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5864/m1/6/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .