The Legionaries

The Legionaries

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...things, as it turned out, were to him as if they had never been. "They need not have sent for you, Kate; it is nothing at all serious--why, child, how you have grown! You are almost a woman now--strange that I didn't notice it before--and you look so much like our mother. Well, now that you are here you can stay until after the holidays. And, John, I hadn't heard that you had come home. You look strong and rugged--French living has agreed with you, boy, but if that is the kind of uniform they dressed you in over there they have poor taste; there is nothing to equal American blue. I have not seen your father since I was hurt; how is he?" My father, who was ill at the time of Roger's former injury, had been dead for nearly three years, but I could not bring myself to say so. Before I could formulate a satisfactory answer he went on: "The election will sorely disappoint him. He favored Breckinridge, you know. The people ought to have chosen Douglas--a man in no sense a radical--and he would have found a way to avert the trouble that is threatening us. Pardon me, but I feel tired and think I can sleep a little. Ride over to-morrow. Good-night." He lay back wearily on his pillow, closed hi Jj--kjSGIQNARIRS, eyes and seemed to be oblivious of his surroundings. But in a moment he roused and spoke his sister's name. She bent over him, putting her hand on his troubled head. "I find that I am very weak; have I been ill long?" Kate hesitated about her answer and looked at me. I nodded my head affirmatively, thinking that he might be comforted. 'Yes, my brother; you have been ill a long time," she said. "I thought it must be so," he returned faintly. And thus we left him, as completely separated from recent events...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490975
  • 9781236490971