Gleason's Monthly Companion Volume 10

Gleason's Monthly Companion Volume 10

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... master had never been a favorite at Kirkwood--as the place was called after the family name. But little of his time had been spent in his own country, and, according to his showing, he had been a wanderer over nearly the whole world. He had returned to Kirkwood only a few weeks before his brother's death, into whose place be stepped and assumed the reins of command, and things went on much as before. The dead man, Joseph Kirkwood, had not died in his bed, but his death had been one of violence, almost of mystery. A noted outlaw infested with his hand the swamps that in many places border ed the river, and he had fallen in heading an attempt to capture him and to break up his hand. None of his neighbors who accompanied him saw him fall, or knew of the certainty of his death until the next day, when his body had been sent to his home, so disfigured that there was not a trace of his features which could be recognized; and the weeping daughter-and afflicted brother only knew the remains by the garments which were upon the body. With the remains, the daring ontlaw had sent his compliments, with threats to serve any the same, who might favor him with a visit; and although party after party were organized to ferret him, they did not succeed in their undertaking; and the outlaw of the Santee was atill a terror in all that section of the country. Four years had passed since the death of the master of Kirkwood, and in a neck's time his daughter, the fair Alice, will have come of age, and will at once enter upon her property, which her uncle has held in trust for her. Nor is this all. On that day she will give her hand where her heart has long been, into the keeping of Arthur Howe, a resident of a neighboring city, just bome from finishing his collegiate...show more

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  • Paperback | 506 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 894g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236575733
  • 9781236575739