The Forest Rose; A Tale of the Frontier

The Forest Rose; A Tale of the Frontier

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...to impossible to diskiver it--and a parfect miracle to git her away--for thar's more'n five hundred warriors in the tribe." "Only prove to me she is there, and I will either set her free, alone and unaided, or die in the attempt," rejoined Albert, with a lover's air of determination. "Well, I see you're gittin' foolish agin," said Wetzel in reply; "and I'm powerful sorry to see it: case it argefies that you're losin' your sinses. You mought die in the attempt, that's sartin; but as to gittin' the gal away without at least a hundred followers, you mought jest as well think o' carryin' off the Ohio on your back. It's a dead onpossibility, and don't allow no reasonin' whatsomever." "What then is to be done?" cried the other in despair. "Why, ef it'll make ye feel any better satisfied, we'll scout up that way together, and see what we can see, and I am what we can larn. And ef anything favors us, we'll act accordin' to sarcumstances." "Your hand on it," rejoined Albert, "for in spite of all your discouragements you give me new hope. You are equal to a host yourself, Wetzel, as your success in killing ten savages, alone, and liberating me, amply proves." "Why, I've done somethin' in the way o 'thinnin' the red varmints, I don't deny; but I'd hate to hev you count too much on me, for fear I mought fail. "I'll do all I can, though, I pledge you the honor o' a white gintleman--though I'll hev to allow I've had oncommon luck for the last few days." "But I interrupted your story," replied Albert. "Pray tell me how you accomplished the marvellous feat of killing such a party of warriors, and coming off scathless?--for you do not even show a...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767748
  • 9781236767745