Delilah of Harlem; A Story of the New York City of Today Volume 2

Delilah of Harlem; A Story of the New York City of Today Volume 2

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...in shelter--while Don Fernando, returning from the main councils, announced the onward march of the triumphant revolutionists. Bogran, attacked when half-ready, had been easily driven from his capital. Declining battle for a few days he was now strengthening, while the victors were daily disorganized by easy-won victory. Long before the battle-day, several strong bodies joined the camp, and swift runners brought news of the secret arrival of Guatemalan help. The sandalled Indian can race fifty miles a day over the declivities of trackless Honduras almost as the crow flies, gliding snake-like around cliff and precipice. It was these returning emissaries who announced the near help of Bogran's allies. Shouts and vivas spread this good news. Harry Morton, stretched on his blankets, was too excited to sleep. He was in this circle of fifty or more cut-off Americans, who had decided to act together for life and liberty. Numbers of these, accustomed to frontier or other warfare, lay resting in a soldier's careless slumber. Of their number, five patrolled their own lines hour by hour. In turn, rifle in hand, Morton peered down the glens. Far in the east a glimmer of dawn appeared, when dropping shots down in the ravines told of the approach of the enemy's vanguard. The bugles quickly roused the camp. Coffee simmered on a hundred fires; jerked beef, cassava bread, plantains, and rum enlivened the swarthy, half-dressed natives. Morton divided his now scanty stores with his fellow-adventurers, filled his flask and canteen, and, with a double belt of cartridges, his revolver belted on and his shooting-coat pockets filled with precious Winchester ammunition, prepared for action, keeping the best of his Indians near him, with all his...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236942205
  • 9781236942203