The Knickerbocker; Or, New-York Monthly Magazine Volume 64

The Knickerbocker; Or, New-York Monthly Magazine Volume 64

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... my shanty, there.' But-though she hurried past him with apparent unconcern, her manner betrayed unusual excitement; and Charlie's curiosity put all his angry thoughts to flight. 'What is it, Meg?' he asked, following her. 'Oho! Broke yer in a' ready, have I, you skittish young colt? Well, it's yer darlin' Colonel, kill_ed--no, but a' most murdered by that there pesky critter he took to ridin' t' other day. Had enough on 'in: now, I'm boun' for to say.' 'V'here? "That Carlo, Colonel Ashe thrown from his horse, and hurt! How did it happen, Meg?' 'Can't stop for to say. Here, you young scampl Take your dandy legs off to my shanty there, till I orders the doctor roun'.' Charlie Wylmer needed no second bidding. hastened to the hut--for it was little more--where Carleton lay. Two soldiers--rough men, but tender-hearted--were ministering.to the sufl'erer as well as they could until the arrival of the doctor. Carleton smiled All his anger forgotten, he' feebly as Charlie approached; his blue eyes full of pity and concern. ' Carle, old fellowl VVhat is it?' He looked at his left arm, from which the blood was slowly streaming, and which hung powerless by his side: 'A good thing it is the left, Charlie, ' he said. Charles Wylmer turned pale. 'A pistol-shot, Carleton! ' He had heard a whisper from one of the soldiers. But the pale lips. had grown white, even while he spoke, and the dim eyes had closed in utter unconsciousness. Charlie turned to the men. One of them was trying to remove the Colonel's boots; with some difficulty, it appeared. 'Och! thin, it's little sinse ye...show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947266
  • 9781236947260