Miss Devereux of the Mariquita; A Story of Bonanza Days in Nevada Volume 2

Miss Devereux of the Mariquita; A Story of Bonanza Days in Nevada Volume 2

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...an idle way about Devereux," continued Stanton. "'He was a very nice fellow, ' remarked Andy. 'A sickly chap; oh yes, I remember him well. A kind of a clerk or business man; and he had a nice little woman and child, too, down here at the Bay. He was always talking of his Wife "Mary." I know he named the mine "Mariquita" for her. There was another claim with the English name, and we put it into "greaser" Spanish. And he also had a little girl named "Hope." That I remember, for he showed me her picture.' " "Go on, go on!" cried Strong, now wild with excitement. "'Oh, yes. He left Virginia in the spring of 'sixtythree, and went down to Holman's Ranch. Never heard of him afterwards, ' so Andy finally said." After a drink had warmed him up, the inspector slowly said, looking at some memory notes: "And then, Bowen wound up, 'Wyman followed him and bought out his three-quarter interest. I wanted to get a hack at that mine myself, Milts Deverrux. II. 10 but Steve Berard had a kind of an interest in it with Wyman when he was killed.' 'Who?' said I, 'Berard or Devereux?' 'Bless you, ' roared Andy, 'Devereux wasn't killed. He went down to 'Frisco and I guess went home East, or went into some business. Leastways, he didn't die in Nevada; not that I know of.' So you see, Brother Strong, this big fellow never heard of Devereux's death." The inspector was now eager, "Who kept it quiet, and why?" "That is for me to find out!" replied the lawyer, as he grasped the inspector's hand. "Now, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993896
  • 9781236993892