Doc' Horne; A Story of the Streets and Town Volume 4

Doc' Horne; A Story of the Streets and Town Volume 4

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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: ...found some of the broken dies and a few cooking utensils, but the counterfeiters had escaped and taken everything of value with them. Then we began to wonder what had become of Bridgeman. We shouted his name and we scoured the woods for him, but he couldn't be found anywhere." "And he was never found?" asked the book-agent. "Well, there's a question as to that. One man claimed that he afterward met him, face to face, in Louisville, and it was supposed that his sister received letters from him. This much is certain, though. He was never seen in that part of the country again, and most of the people believed that he had been killed by the counterfeiters and his body buried in some lonely place or else sunk in the creek. His horse returned home next day." "And you say some people didn't believe he was dead?" "Some people claimed that he sold out to the counterfeiters and gave them warning of an attack or else they couldn't have Inoved out in such a hurry. It was claimed that the gang had already cleared out before we started out that night. Bridgeman fired a couple of shots himself so as to make us believe that he had been in a fight and then he rode off with the gang, leaving us to scour around the cabin while he and the others were making time across the country. That, as I say, was the theory and there are some facts to support it, but I always believed in Bridgeman. You can imagine my surprise at seeing this man walk past to-night. It was a wonderful resemblance, making the usual allowance for the changes of thirty years." "Why didn't you speak to him?" asked the lush. "Well, if it really was Bridgeman, it simply proves that he betrayed us...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804813
  • 9781236804815