The Lady of the Spur

The Lady of the Spur

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...see?" Doors were locked and double-locked. Shutters were closed and night-bolts shot. When I had shut myself into my own room, I went to a secret drawer and took out a little riding-whip. It was frayed almost to the whalebone, and the lash had long gone. I had brought it with me from the fencingmatch in the brick-paved courtyard--taken it, perhaps, in exchange for the pair of gauntlets. As I handled it, my thoughts went back to Pine Owl's proclamation--not only the one I had just received--I wondered if I owed that attention to Bram or to Joshua--but I thought, too, of the similar placard I had seen in Ferriss' belt, the day she had warned me at Pole Tavern. Was it possible that the little hand that had carried this pitiful whip could condescend to draw pictures of skeleton owls? Could the girl who had upbraided me so proudly stoop to dictate the threats of a band of grimy ruffians? A BRIDESMAID By the time I arose the next morning I had reached the conclusion that the Lady of the Spur did not deserve the kind note I had commissioned Sam to carry her. It was surely too great magnanimity for any man to show--to send a friendly warning to a girl who had so flouted him. I went toward the servants' quarters, calling loudly for Sam. The boy appeared immediately, note in hand. "Here Ah am, Mastah Henry. Ah didn't reckon you'd been up so soon, or Ah'd come to you befo Here's the lettah, sah." "That's what I want. Let me have it back. You needn't take it, after all." "Sah?" "I say, you needn't go over to Mr. Dayton's to-day. I've decided I won't send the note." "Why, Mastah Henry, Ah been a'ready--been theyah and back agin. This here's the answer, sah." "What?" "Yas, sah; yas, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799208
  • 9781236799203