Jack Wright and His Electric Stage

Jack Wright and His Electric Stage

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Excerpt: ... on it I am." "Any of you afraid to fight, if it became necessary?" "I'd rather not if I could avoid It," replied a thin fellow, with a hacking cough. "Fighting isn't my fort." "Waal, I guess you'll pull a trigger if you saw a gang of masked bandits trying to bore a hole in your head." "I fancy I would." "That's settled then. Now you see my stage?" "Yes, and a queer one she is!" commented Sandy. "She is bullet proof. I propose that as she is safer than your ramshackle old wooden affair, all hands get inside of her, and let me carry you through." "But what about my horses?" asked Sandy. "Hitch them on to this vehicle. Throw those rubbers over my stage to hide her outline. You can also put your lamps on here and drive for us. That will draw the bandits from cover. My friends are all armed and ready to fire the moment they show their noses." Every one but the lady liked the plan. She, of course, was averse to fighting of any kind. As there was no way out of their dilemma, and Jack's offer gave promise of protecting them from robbery and, perhaps, death, every-one got into the Terror. The lamps and horses were transferred. "You can leave the stage here," said Jack to Sandy. "No one will molest it until you return for it to-morrow." "Are you pretty sure about them there James Boys?" "Decidedly, or I wouldn't have troubled myself to do this for you," replied Jack. "Well, it would do no harm, even if we are disappointed about meeting them," said the old driver. They had been obliged to tie the traces to the Terror, but there was no pull on them as Sandy had only to keep his horses trotting while Jack made the machine run itself. Owing to the gloom of the night, the rubbers on the body of the Terror, the horses, lamps and driver any one would have imagined it was the regular old stage coach. The people...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236697855
  • 9781236697851