Cuba Libre, the Age of Expansion

Cuba Libre, the Age of Expansion

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...mean highway, and was in sight of his home. He shaded his eyes and looked across the batture. His hut was still the same dirty little structure in which he had seen so much sorrow. A child's laugh came from the bottom, and then another. Baker shook his head thoughtfully. "They won't miss this old hole," he muttered. "Babies can't grow up in mud-holes." The little covered basket he had been can'ying on his arm was placed under the shade of a willow, Nathan rummaging through his pockets in the halt. A shadow crossed his tanned face. "Can't be that I've lost it," he grumbled. A moment later he smiled, then lifted the basket cover and drew out a bit of folded paper. Baker spread it upon his knee, as he sat upon the hump of a root. "It's mighty good of the colonel," he muttered. "to give me this. Guess he must know somethin' of squatters." He fondled the paper again, and slipped it in his I The story of this recruit is in part true. coat pocket. The basket was once more hanging on his arm, and the man moved along slowly. Soon his foot touched the narrow plank that went from the levee crest to the door of his hut. "It ain't just right," he said half aloud; "but then, when a man's clean tired o' hangin' 'round he might just as well clear out. You can't do nothin' for yourself and nobody else when you need victuals." Nathan walked slowly and sadly along the plank which stretched across the marsh-land. "Is any ladies and gentlemen home?" the man cried out, knocking at the door. "Yes, daddy." A boy in kilts had spoken. Behind him in the aperture was a black-haired girl, who...
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826787
  • 9781236826787