Ambition; A Journal of Inspiration to Self Help Volume 10-11

Ambition; A Journal of Inspiration to Self Help Volume 10-11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... the other was graven the name of a man who was wanted in three States for train-robbery. "Picked this up in the straw behind my horse." The sherifi grimly eyed the other. "Right where it fell when Bat Masters yanked it ofl in cinching up his saddle. You tol' me there'd been no travel on this trail in a week. How many brands 0' lies do you deal in, Louis?" Shrugging, the man stared at the locket with somber eyes. "Before now I have given you the news of the trail, m'sieu--is it not so? " he questioned, hoarsely. "But with this man it is different. A cry is soon lost on the prairies, an' what protection have we of the law? We have not forgotten Blind Antoine, who was staked out hand an' foot in the path of the red ants. He lives longest who talks least. We do not desire crawling deaths." "Well!" The sherifi pocketed the locket. "It will pay you to talk now. Hit it up, talk ofi your record, an' mebbe I'll forget where I found this." The half-promise brought the words bubbling. The man had come to them two days before, had stayed the night, then taken the crosstrail to the west. Yes, he had talked. All summer he had fought with Louis Riel against the red-coated soldiery; but, now that the Metis were gone back to government blankets and bacon, the Canadian north was as dull as a Methodist church. This he had said, swearing that he preferred an American gallows to Canada and prohibition. He was desperate, savage, what of his hard life, and he had spoken most bitterly of m'sieu the sheriff, the man who had shot his brother and broken up his gang. "Wild as a crazed lynx, he is, m'sieu," the man finished. "He cares now for nothing but...show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984919
  • 9781236984913