Katharine Walton, Or, the Rebel of Dorchester

Katharine Walton, Or, the Rebel of Dorchester

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...a feather. Plain moccasins of buckskin, the original yellow of which had been entirely lost in the more doubtful colors acquired in the swamp, completed the externals of his dress. It may be added that he wore no visible armor; but once, as he stooped to fasten his skin0 beside the shore, the butt of a heavy pistol might have been seen protruding from beneath the thick folds of his hunting-shirt. From the unnatural fullness of the opposite breast, it would not be rash to conjecture that this weapon of war was not without its fellow. The stranger ascended from the banks and made his way toward the foot of the heights, that, skirting the northern edges of the Wateree, conduct the eye of the spectator to the lofty summits of the Santee hills beyond. Here he was joined by the person, whose answering signal he had heard, and, who had evidently been for some time expecting him. This was a man of middle size, stout, well-made, coarse in feature, strong of limb, active of movement, apparently without the refining influences of society and education, and evidently from the lower orders of the people. Let not this phrase, however, be understood to signify anything base or unbecoming. Though a poor man, our new acquaintance was not the work of one of nature's journeymen, fashioned when the "master hand" was weary. With head and feet equally bare, he carried the one with a virtuous crectness that could not be well misunderstood; while the other wore set down with the freedom and fearlessness of a man conscious that he walked the soil of his native land in the full performance of the equal duties of the patriot and warrior. In this hand he grasped a rifle of immoderate length, the fractured stock of which, lashed together with buckskin thongs, bore...show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533720
  • 9781236533722