Grandon of Sierra

Grandon of Sierra

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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: ...we do ourselves so great an injury because of this weak criminal? Is he worth our vengeance at the cost of our principles as citizens? Let him be taken away. Let the representative of the law depart with his prisoner." During the last sentences Robert Stone, Gen. McMillin, Mark Cummings had taken their places behind Grandon. They were quickly reinforced by Red Jim and Jewel Dick. Their presence gave mute but strong support to the forceful words of the speaker. When Grandon ceased there was a moment of deep silence. Suddenly a voice on the edge of the crowd cried: "Take him away; we don't want him." The ringleaders, before irresolute, stepped back. The mob was conquered! The crowd dissolved. "Grandon," said Stone, "to-day you congratulated me. Now I say to you that I would rather have been able to seize this occasion as you have done than to have written and spoken everything I have ever conceived." There was a whole-souled admiration and homage in the words and yet they seemed to carry a tinge of sorrow and regret, as of a lost opportunity. "Bob," said Grandon, as they clasped hands, "you would have been the one to have addressed these men, had you arrived here in time. Don't tell me you could not have done better than I." "Jack, my boy, that was the act of a real leader of men. I admire you as never before. It was superb," said General McMillin, grasping his hand tightly. Dr. Richardson was the next to congratulate Jack, and he did so in a hearty manner. Cummings simply threw his arms around Grandon's stalwart form and hugged him. Jack returned his embrace with a smile in which could be read the eternal friendship between the two men. Josie...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929438
  • 9781236929433