Who Was… Annie Oakley

by Lucy Lethbridge

  • Published: 01 Apr 2004
  • Price: £4.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 91p
  • ISBN: 9781904095607
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Sharpshooter of the Wild West

Annie was just seven years old when her mother sent her away to work. They were just too poor to keep her at home. But this little girl had a very special talent. She could shoot better than anyone. She could even shoot the cork off a bottle. By fourteen she was keeping her family alive.

But who could have guessed that Annie would become internationally famous, travel the world with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, make friends with Chief Sitting Bull, even perform before Queen Victoria herself!

For no one could out shoot Annie Oakley and her gun.

‘Annie was damp with nerves when she took her place in front of the crowd. Everyone was silent, crossing their fingers and willing her on. Crracckk! Out shot the clays and Annie unloaded her barrel into the air. One! Two! Three! Four!…yes!…she hit that one…! Yes and that! Mr Katzenberger shut his eyes tight (he’d gambled 20 dollars on Annie’s winning this match). Twenty three! Twenty four! And……yes! Twenty five! Yes, yes, twenty five! A FULL SCORE! Annie had won… she had won her very first match. She had out-shot Mr Francis E. Butler who could outshoot anyone in America!…’

About Lucy Lethbridge

Sharpshooter of the Wild West Annie was just seven years old when her mother sent her away to work. They were just too poor to keep her at home. But this little girl had a very special talent. She could [...]