Life's Web

Life's Web

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...a terrific rush on the outside. He had no intention of waiting for an opening and being shut in. Canton had shot his bolt and fell back, the hopes of the Americans dying out with his disappearance. Chambertin held the lead, and Dodge was making a desperate effort on the favourite to overhaul him. There was every promise of an exciting struggle, and the crowd seethed with excitement. On came the cerise and blue jacket, still with a slight lead, the orange and blue cap battling it out in stiff pursuit. Then on the extreme outside, with a clear course, was Highlander and Blare riding a well-judged race, measuring the distance with never failing accuracy, judging the pace of the leaders with his accustomed skill. To thousands of people Blare seemed to be taking it easy, not intending to punish his horse, as he could not win. Walter Padmore and Sir Maxwell knew the jockey's tactics better, and Blare's riding gave them hopes of winning the race comfortably. "He's taken their measure," said Walter Padmore, "and I never knew Blare make a mistake when he rides like that." "I hope he'll win," said Ida excitedly; and Valeria, who was intensely interested, said: "Is it possible? He is so far behind." "That's Blare all over," said Eric. "You can bet he has something up his sleeve," which characteristic remark was incomprehensible to Valeria. "Santander! Santander!" The name was shouted on all sides, and the hundreds of people who could not see took up the cry. Backers of the favourite rushed towards the ticket boxes, shouting wildly: "Santander! Santander!" The favourite was winning, their money was safe, what mattered it whether they saw the finish or not? Good-humouredly more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606043
  • 9781236606044