The Carpetbagger; A Novel

The Carpetbagger; A Novel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...cried. "We can't have a horse. Couldn't take Bulger on a horse. Or the parrot, or the cat, or the alligator." "Great Scott! Can't you leave 'em here?" "No, sir; do you think I'd leave Bulger behind?" It was time for the boy to think again. "Well, if everything's got to go along," he growled, "it would take an express wagon to run away with you." Jim, outside, gave a warning whistle. A moment later the negro poked his head into the room. "Coast ain't clear now, Miss Nellie. Man-o-wah's comin'." They heard the Governor, whistling a merry tune. Nellie and Roy hastily took seats on opposite sides of the room. The Governor came in briskly. "Captain, your mother wants you," he said. Roy got up awkwardly and stood for a moment as if he felt it incumbent upon himself to say something. But nothing came into his mind, so he stood, looking hopelessly at the girl. "I'll just run over with him," she said. "I think he's afraid to go alone." "What, and a soldier!" exclaimed the Governor, with mock earnestness. Then the young fellow found his tongue. "I am not afraid to go anywhere," he declared, straightening up stiffly. The Governor saluted. "Good-night, Captain." Nellie went with Roy to the door, whispered to him and threw him a kiss as he passed out. "Pigeons!" chuckled the Governor, "I suppose they think I'm blind." Nellie turned toward him. "In your wonderful collection of pets, I suppose you are growing to like the biped best of all, aren't you?" he asked. She bashfully nodded her head and the Governor continued: "Well, that's right. I rather like that parrot myself." "Parrot!" she...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664090X
  • 9781236640901