Out of the West; A Novel by Elizabeth Higgins

Out of the West; A Novel by Elizabeth Higgins

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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: ...I did not leave him. It seemed there was something I could still do for him. At first I tried to comb his curls over the dull red-hole in his forehead. His right hand was torn by a bayonet. I hid it in flowers. But before they put him in the coffin I lifted his hair from his forehead, I took the flowers from his hand. I let the people see where the soldiers had pierced his head, I showed them the torn dead hand. It seemed to me, too, that he was going before God with bullet and bayonet marked upon him; he was taking his evidence to the last Judge." Edith had flung the shawl from about her. Through the dim light Frank could see the burning brightness of her eyes, and the hectic spot of red that fevered each cheek. "I came back to what I called my home after the funeral," the girl said, "and some women--my friends--were with me. I wanted to be alone, but they were with me every instant. They gave me something to put me to sleep, and they locked me in my room. They thought I needed rest, and they put me to bed. It seemed as though the ceiling of the room was pressing down upon my head, and the clothes of the bed were wrapping themselves about my neck and strangling me. I thought of the gulch; I felt I must go there, down the canon where they found my father. I got away without their knowing it, and I ran for the gulch. They did not know where to hunt for me. No one came to hinder or to take me away. I was alone at last. I stayed in the gulch all night. There are things we cannot explain, Mr Field, and then it is best to say nothing of them. I stayed alone all night, with the rocks about me and the sky above, and I cannot tell what came to me. It was the next day when I spoke to the strikers; but I did not mean that they should...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664686X
  • 9781236646866