Argosy All-Story Weekly Volume 30

Argosy All-Story Weekly Volume 30

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...make a very obstinate stand against any considerable number," I had said. " A little brush with them will relieve the monotony of the last few weeks," remarked Moore. We sat there and talked in a low tone until the gray of the morning began to appear, and then we crouched low so as not to be seen, and looked for the tents of the besiegers and the position of the army. I Evidence of its nearness to us was seen as the smoke of campfires rose; and then the notes of a bugle broke the stillness of the air, and the roll of a drum was heard. But with the dawn, when the light was clear, and we could see where we were, we found that we had taken up a position too far in the rear of the batteries to be able to pick off the gunners. Moore was the first to see that we could do nothing from where We were, and somewhat put out, looked to me for orders. " We must try to creep up on them," I said, and told the men to fall back to where their horses were. As soon as we had hurriedly refreshed ourselves with such a breakfast as we could draw from short rations, we were in the saddle again, and turned to skirt the hill and come out to the right of where we were. We had scarcely done this and reached an open space between the hills when suddenly we came face to face with a small body of cavalry. There was no time to turn, for they were upon us in an instant. There was no alternative but to meet them; nor would I have turned and avoided an encounter with them of my own will, could I have done so, for at their head was Don Luis. I recognized him almost instantly. A PERSECUTED GENIUS. BY JOHN MCCRAE. A young man's originality is not appreciated, his talent remains unrecognized; he is paid not for his genius, but to disown it....
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 821g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978463
  • 9781236978462