Outlook Volume 49, No. 15

Outlook Volume 49, No. 15

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...riding-whip down on Jack's horse. The spirited animal jumped, and sprang forward into the midst of the herd. Jack had all he could do to keep his seat and restrain the startled horse. As it was, the cattle were greatly excited. "Hi! hi! hi!" he heard Sam call behind him, for Sam was watching the other side of the road, and had seen the whole proceeding. "Hi, there, Mr. Sprague, look out! Jack, Jack, help!" i Jack turned in the saddle. What had happened? This: Ronald had let the cattle pass him, and the entire herd were trotting down the Lewisburg road, Ronald Sprague in hot pursuit! Bill came racing up from behind. "How did it happen?" he shouted; and then, without waiting for an answer, as he saw the speed of the cattle increase before Ronald's wild pursuit: "He's stampeding those cattle right into Lewisburg! Ride, quick, down the Baldwin road, and we'll get there first, and head them off." Away they flew, Bill and Jack and Sam, speeding their swift horses to the utmost. They knew far better than Ronald what was involved in a stampede of wild cattle through the crowded streets of a town. The road along which Ronald was flying with his thundering herd, now thoroughly excited, reached Lewisburg by a long curve. Taking advantage of a side lane or two, well known to them, Jack and his comrades reached the Baldwin road, which led directly into town, and afforded hope of getting ahead of the herd. Thud, thud, thud! the horses clattered on the hard road, their riders' faces firmly set and their minds more anxious as the possible upshot of the affair became clearer to them. Plan after plan raced through Jack's head in the few minutes of that swift ride. The Baldwin road entered town at the east end, ...
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843622
  • 9781236843623