The Mount Holyoke Volume 10

The Mount Holyoke Volume 10

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...sun; what was money anyway? A strange, dizzy feeling made him gasp. "Poor lad!" exclaimed Mr. Stevens. "Surely we shall come to a stream before long, though Inito says not. I 'll go back and ask him again. Stop, do you see that dark line yonder at the foot of the slope? Perhaps"--but Philip did not wait. What if it should be? His eyes gleamed strangely. Despair gave him strength as he hurried along. On and on, on and on; stop--hark, a noise! Could it be? It was--water, water! Philip was mad; in a frenzy he rushed toward the sound. He tore his way through the scrubby growth on the bank of the stream and in a moment he was at the water's edge; then, quivering with excitement, he stopped short. Somehow that self-control which he had tried so hard to gain at school came to his rescue now--he knew that he was too heated to drink. He lay on the ground and gloated over his precious discovery. He took the cup from his belt and poured the cool water over his wrists, watching it with greedy eyes like a wild beast afraid that its prey would escape. Ah, his blood was cooler now. Slowly he filled the little cup that he might drink; he emptied and refilled it again and again with the precision of one who tantalizes himself for the moment that the gratification of his desire may be the more sweet when it comes. The young man was just about to raise it to his lips when an arrow, true as ever came from an Indian bow, knocked it from his hand. In an instant a dark form wriggled down the bank, and before Philip could turn, Inito dashed the little tin cup far down the stream, hissing in his ear; "Pale Eeed, this is the Water of Death." Philip knew nothing more. Had the dark waters indeed brought his death? At length he opened...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823117
  • 9781236823113