Joaquin, the Terrible; The True History of the Three Bitter Blows That Changed an Honest Man to a Merciless Demon

Joaquin, the Terrible; The True History of the Three Bitter Blows That Changed an Honest Man to a Merciless Demon

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...Break that twig in two--the one to whom the shortest lot falls will lead the way. Turn your hack--so!" Joaquin did as he was hidden, and Carlos at the same moment arose and plunged headlong into the ra 'rig waters! The sud en splash--the warning cry from Dirty Dick, followed almost immediately by the report of his rifle, gave Joa uin his first nni.lli-(ition of how generously be ad been deceived. For one moment he seemed dazed--but then, as Carlos uttered a stranglin cry for hel, beating the swirling waters wit his hands I a one in mortal ae;)ny--the spell was broken, and the young norian, plunged headlong to the rescue. The impetus of his leap carried him to the side of Carlos, whom be instantly with a hold that nothing short of death cou d loosen, but in that same instant Joaquin made the horrible discover that had wrung that scream of terror from t e lips of generous, stout-hearted Carlos Murieta. It was not the hissing storm of lead that tore the water all about them, dashing the blinding s ray into their faces, and sharp stinging t em wheie they tore through the gash. But some horrible, unseen monster seemed grasping their lower limbs, drag 'ing them down to its subaqueous haunts--own to a frightful death! In vain the struggled to release themselves from this iin noun incubus---it would not be denied. Fiercer and more relentless grew that terrible gras--and then, with gasping, gurgling cries of orror that no other peril could have wrim from their lips, the unfortunate brothers fe t themselves dragged down into the watery depths by that tremendous powerf It seemed to Joaquin that his limbs were being torn from their sockets as he was pulled and hauled about now whirling end over and, now rolling swiftly along...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753801
  • 9781236753809