Andrew Bentley; Or, How He Retrieved His Honor ...

Andrew Bentley; Or, How He Retrieved His Honor ...

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...the track of escaping prisoners. Again, the air was more buoyant and fresh from its cleansing and our two friends, notwithstanding their forlorn condition, felt in better spirits than the night before. This was no doubt in part due from their rest, and the short slumber they had both enjoyed. After a short conference it was decided that Alpheus should remain where he was, while Andrew would make a survey of their surroundings and learn what he could of their chances for escape. Our hero started out with but a faint hope in his heart of being able to learn anything, as he feared the pine forest was one of the many extensive tracts of woodland found in North Carolina which covered many acres in extent. He was quite anxious that he should find something that would serve as food for his famishing friend as well as himself. Kind reader, just allow yopr stretch of imagination to place you in a like predicament as Andrew now found himself to be in. Weak and languid from long fasting; in a dense forest with no knowledge of his surroundings, unarmed and incapable of defending himself from an enemy that in all probability might be even now upon their tracks. Besides, he knew not what wild animals might infest the woods. Then he had an injured.. 11 comrade unable to walk, to care for. Surely his position was not an enviable one. But Andrew Bentley was a man of strong will and determination, and although he was not serv ing in the ranks from his own volition, yet he would return, if only for the sake of his comrade. Come what may, he would never desert Alpheus Forest in his extremity.. He first thought he would endeavor if possible to learn something of his enemies, so he made a detour in the direction in which he supposed the railroad track to lie....show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972295
  • 9781236972293