California Story Book

California Story Book

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...Denman is his name--Mr. Denman." "Oh, indeed!" Again he was really interested; but she broke off. "Oh!" she cried. "They're getting ready for the first heat of the hundred." Denman looked. There were four bent over the mark, and the starter's pistol was up. A sudden gulf of silence swallowed up the crowd's murmur, and the pistol cracked. The hundred is a brief agony, and Billy Milvern's sister had time for only one little gasp before it was over. She shook her head. "No record there," she commented. Denman's nerves were still tingling. He had yelled like an idiot schoolboy at the finish. He had his pencil in his hand, and offered to write down the time when it should be announced. But she begged: "Please let me. I love to keep score." Unusual being! He looked at her in some amazement. Then he remembered her story. Tell me about this sensation," he asked. "Oh yes. Well, it's really pathetic. You see, he isn't strong--that is, he hasn't been. And he has always cared so." Her wide-open eyes sought his with a look of sympathy, that he could answer only by astonishment. Had Owen cared? He leaned forward a little in his interest. The girl went on. "You see, his father is perfectly wonderful--at least, Owen says so. He admires him more than anything, because he's big and strong, and you always feel as if he could do anything, and be a real king of men." Denman stared. "Do you know his father?" he asked. "I suppose I don't," she laughed. "But Owen has talked so much that I feel as if I did. You see, his father has been bitterly disappointed in Owen, and it has been too bad all around." So Owen had understood! "When he was just a...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893298
  • 9781236893291