The Oak-Openings; Or the Bee-Hunter

The Oak-Openings; Or the Bee-Hunter

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: quitting the defences, however, Oie two adventurers looked closely to their arms. Each examined the priming, saw that his horn and pouch were accessible, and loosened his knife in its sheath. The corporal, moreover, fixed his " baggonet," as he called the formidable, glittering instrument that usually embellished the end of his musket--a musket being the weapon he chose to carry, while the bee-hunter, himself, was armed with a long, western rifle. CHAPTER XVI. " The raptures of a conqueror's mood " Rush'd burning through his frame; " The depths of that green solitud4 " Its torrents could not tame, " Though stillness lay, with eve's last smile, " Round those far fountains of the Nile." Mrs. Hemans. When the bee hunter and corporal Flint thus went forth t midnight, from the "garrison" of Castle Meal, chateau an miel, ) as the latter would have expressed it, it was with no great apprehension of meeting any other than a fourfooted enemy, notwithstanding the blast of the horn the worthy corporal supposed he had heard. The movements of the dog seemed to announce such a result rather than any otner, for Hive was taken along as a sort of guide. Le Bourdon, however, did not permit his mastiff to run off wide, but, having the animal at perfect command, it was kept close to his own person. The two men first moved towards the grove of the Kitchen, much to Hive's discontent. The dog several times halted, and he whined, and growled, and otherwise manifested his great dislike to proceed in that direction. At length so decided did his resistance become, that his master said to his companion, " It seems to me best, corporal, to let the mastiff lead us. I have never yet seen him so set on not going more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
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  • 9781236639035